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Tim Dement

Full name: Timothy Lee "Tim" Dement
Gender: Male
Height: 5-10 (179 cm)
Weight: 112 lbs (51 kg)
Born: March 14, 1955 in Shreveport, Louisiana, United States
Affiliations: Toastmasters Club
Country: USA United States
Sport: Boxing


Tim Dement made the 1972 Olympic team, but it was a big upset. The favorite in the flyweight class was Bobby Hunter, but Hunter was an unusual favorite as he was in prison at the time of the Olympic Trials, serving 18 years for manslaughter. He was allowed to compete but was upset by a Dement decision in the Trials, and there were rumors that the officials did not want Hunter to win.

Dement was from Bossier City, Louisiana and was the son of the mayor of the town, George Dement. Tim Dement was also an excellent fighter, having won the 1971 trials for the Pan American team, but at 16-years-old, was deemed too young to compete. He never boxed professionally, but later became a police officer in Bossier City.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1972 Summer 17 München Boxing Men's Flyweight United States USA 9T

Men's Flyweight

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result JF J1S J2S J3S J4S J5S TJP MR
1972 Summer 17 München Boxing United States USA Round Three Match #3 2 1972-09-05 Pérez (COL) , Dement (USA) 0 58 58 58 58 59 291
1972 Summer 17 München Boxing United States USA Round Two Match #6 1 1972-08-30 Dement (USA) , Gharbi (TUN) 5 60 60 60 60 59 299 decision
1972 Summer 17 München Boxing United States USA Round One Match #12 1 1972-08-27 Dement (USA) bye
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