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Boxing at the 1972 München Summer Games:

Men's Featherweight

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Host City: München, West Germany
Venue(s): Boxing Hall, Olympic Park, München
Date Started: August 27, 1972
Date Finished: September 10, 1972
Format: Single elimination tournament.

Gold: URS Boris Kuznetsov
Silver: KEN Philip Waruinge
Bronze: COL Clemente Rojas
HUN András Botos

Summary

With 45 boxers taking part, the featherweight class was the most populated of any in the 1972 boxing tournament. A third meeting paired two of the favourites together with Boris Kuznetzov, who had upset 1968 champion Valerian Sokolov to make the Soviet team, emerging victorious over Ryszard Tomczyk], the European champion from Poland. The most experienced boxer in the competition was [Philip Waruinge of Kenya who was making his third Olympic appearance. As Kuznetzov made his way through the bottom half of the draw so Waruinge did likewise in the top half of the draw. Their meeting in the final proved to be the most contentious of the entire tournament and the announcement of the Soviet boxer's victory by a 3-2 decision brought whistling, booing and shouts of "Schieber" (fix) from the crowd inside the arena. Willi Hoepner, the Kenyan's team West German coach, commented "The decision against Waruinge was a scandal. It was the East German judge that robbed us."

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Boris Kuznetsov 25 Soviet Union URS Gold
2 Philip Waruinge 27 Kenya KEN Silver
3T Clemente Rojas 19 Colombia COL Bronze
3T András Botos 20 Hungary HUN Bronze
5T Jouko Lindbergh 25 Finland FIN
5T Antonio Rubio 23 Spain ESP
5T Kazuo Kobayashi 22 Japan JPN
5T Gabriel Pometcu 25 Romania ROU
9T Mohamed Salah Amin 24 Egypt EGY
9T Mario Ortíz 18 Argentina ARG
9T Kuncho Kunchev 20 Bulgaria BUL
9T Habibu Kinyogoli 23 Tanzania TAN
9T Pasqualino Morbidelli 23 Italy ITA
9T Louis Self 22 United States USA
9T Ryszard Tomczyk 22 Poland POL
9T Jochen Bachfeld 19 East Germany GDR
17T Guy Segbaya 21 Togo TOG
17T Jabar Feli 22 Iran IRI
17T Deogratias Musoke 23 Uganda UGA
17T José Luis Vellon 18 Puerto Rico PUR
17T Palamdorjiin Bayar 31 Mongolia MGL
17T Dale Anderson 19 Canada CAN
17T Jungle Thangata 24 Malawi MAW
17T Soth Sun 26 Cambodia CAM
17T Pat Ryan 20 New Zealand NZL
17T Seyfi Tatar 24 Turkey TUR
17T Angelos Theotokatos 32 Greece GRE
17T Michael Andrews Nigeria NGR
17T José Baptista 25 Venezuela VEN
17T Ruedi Vogel 25 Switzerland SUI
17T Billy Taylor 19 Great Britain GBR
17T Orlando Palacios 18 Cuba CUB
33T Morgan Mwenya 19 Zambia ZAM
33T Lema Yemane 21 Ethiopia ETH
33T Maurice Apeang 20 France FRA
33T Abdou Faye Senegal SEN
33T Preecha Nopparat 23 Thailand THA
33T Emmanuel Eloundou 24 Cameroon CMR
33T Harouna Lago Niger NIG
33T Joseph Mbouroukounda 28 Gabon GAB
33T Juan Francisco García 19 Mexico MEX
33T Peter Prause 29 West Germany FRG
33T Lahcen Maghfour 22 Morocco MAR
33T Nils Dag Strømme 27 Norway NOR
33T Joe Cofie 26 Ghana GHA