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Boxing at the 1976 Montréal Summer Games:

Men's Welterweight

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Host City: Montréal, Canada
Venue(s): Maurice Richard Arena, Montréal, Québec
Date Started: July 18, 1976
Date Finished: July 31, 1976
Format: Single elimination tournament.

Gold: GDR Jochen Bachfeld
Silver: VEN Pedro José Gamarro
Bronze: FRG Reinhard Skricek
ROU Victor Zilberman

Summary

At the 1974 World Championships, Cuba's Emilio Correa won the title by defeating America's Clint Jackson in the final. The next year, Jackson defeated Correa in a semi-final and won the 1975 Pan American Games gold medal. Both were back in this class in Montréal and were considered the favorites. But they each went out to Venezuela's Pedro José Gamarro, a bronze medalist at the 1975 Pan American Games, who defeated Correa by a third-round TKO in round three, and Jackson by a narrow 3-2 decision in the quarter-finals. Gamarro advanced to the final where he faced East Germany's Jochen Bachfeld. Bachfeld had fought at the 1972 Olympics, losing early, but his experience was telling in Montréal as he eked out a 3-2 decision to win the gold medal. Gamarro never turned professional and never returned to the Olympics, but he did win another Pan American Games bronze medal in 1983, this time as a middleweight.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Jochen Bachfeld 23 East Germany GDR Gold
2 Pedro José Gamarro 21 Venezuela VEN Silver
3T Reinhard Skricek 28 West Germany FRG Bronze
3T Victor Zilberman 28 Romania ROU Bronze
5T Mike McCallum 20 Jamaica JAM
5T Carlos Santos 20 Puerto Rico PUR
5T Clint Jackson 22 United States USA
5T Carmen Rinke 22 Canada CAN
9T Robert Dauer 23 Australia AUS
9T Wesly Felix 29 Haiti HAI
9T Ib Bøtcher 23 Denmark DEN
9T Yoshifumi Seki 23 Japan JPN
9T Luigi Minchillo 21 Italy ITA
9T Emilio Correa 23 Cuba CUB
9T Colin Jones 17 Great Britain GBR
9T Valery Rachkov 20 Soviet Union URS
17T Frans van Bronckhorst 33 Indonesia INA
17T José Vallejo 20 Dominican Republic DOM
17T Zbigniew Kicka 26 Poland POL
17T Marijan Beneš 25 Yugoslavia YUG
17T Athanasios Iliadis 23 Greece GRE
17T Damdinjavyn Bandi 34 Mongolia MGL
17T Plamen Yankov 21 Bulgaria BUL
17T Carlos Mejia 18 Colombia COL
17T Christy McLoughlin 21 Ireland IRL
17T Kim Ju-Seok 22 South Korea KOR
17T David Jackson 21 New Zealand NZL
28T Marcelino Garcia 24 United States Virgin Islands ISV
28T Ali Bahri Khomani 24 Iran IRI
28T Kalevi Marjamaa 23 Finland FIN
28T Fredj Chtioui 22 Tunisia TUN