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Vince Glionna

Full name: Vincent Franklin "Vince" Glionna
Gender: Male
Born: February 4, 1906 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Died: October 31, 1973 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Affiliations: ?, Toronto (CAN)
Country: CAN Canada
Sport: Boxing


Vince Glionna won the Canadian national featherweight championship on several occasions, but was selected to represent his country in the bantamweight division at the 1928 Summer Olympics. After a first round bye, he defeated [Hans Ziglarski] of Germany, but was then stopped by [Harry Isaacs] of South Africa, the eventual bronze medalist. Following the Games Glionna turned professional and travelled to the United States to contest for the world flyweight title. The discovery of heart problems ended his career, although he continued to fight as an amateur until World War II, at which point he joined the Royal Canadian Air Force to serve as a physical training instructor. He continued to work at the Fort York Armories after the conflict until a fall left him disabled for the remainder of his life.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1928 Summer 22 Amsterdam Boxing Men's Bantamweight Canada CAN 5T

Men's Bantamweight

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result MR
1928 Summer 22 Amsterdam Boxing Canada CAN Quarter-Finals Match #3 2 1928-08-09 Isaacs (RSA) , Glionna (CAN)
1928 Summer 22 Amsterdam Boxing Canada CAN Round Two Match #5 1 1928-08-08 Glionna (CAN) , Ziglarski (GER) decision
1928 Summer 22 Amsterdam Boxing Canada CAN Round One Match #9 1 1928-08-07 Glionna (CAN)
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