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Jimmy Clark

Full name: James G. "Jimmy" Clark
Other name(s): Jimmy Atkinson
Nickname(s): Copper Express, Jimtown Express
Gender: Male
Born: February 26, 1914 in Norfolk, Virginia, United States
Died: September 12, 1994 in Jamestown, New York, United States
Country: USA United States
Sport: Boxing


Jimmy Clark won eight Golden Gloves titles as an amateur, winning tournaments in Pittsburgh, St. Louis, and Paris. After the 1936 Olympics, he turned professional, winning 19 bouts and losing 20 in his career. In 1938 his biggest win was a knockout of future middleweight champion Tony Zale. In 1983 he was inducted into the Chautauqua County Sports Hall of Fame. Later in life he worked as an elevator operator and was a trainer and referee at the Jamestown Boys Club.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1936 Summer 22 Berlin Boxing Men's Middleweight United States USA 5T

Men's Middleweight

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result MR
1936 Summer 22 Berlin Boxing United States USA Quarter-Finals Match #3 2 1936-08-13 Chmielewski (POL) , Clark (USA)
1936 Summer 22 Berlin Boxing United States USA Round Two Match #5 1 1936-08-12 Clark (USA) , Ahlberg (FIN) decision
1936 Summer 22 Berlin Boxing United States USA Round One Match #9 1 1936-08-11 Clark (USA) bye
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