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Terry Gooding

Full name: Terence J. "Terry" Gooding
Gender: Male
Born: April 15, 1931 in Cardiff, Cardiff, Great Britain
Affiliations: Army
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Boxing


Terry Gooding was chosen for the Helsinki Olympics after winning the 1952 ABA middleweight championship. He won his first bout in Finland before losing to eventual bronze medallist [Boris Nikolov] via a split decision. Gooding turned professional in 1954 and won the first 12 bouts of his career. His 13th fight proved to be unlucky for him as a challenge for the Welsh light-heavyweight title was thwarted by Ken Rowlands. After one more losing fight he retired from the ring and began a long career as the head of his own engineering company.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1952 Summer 21 Helsinki Boxing Men's Middleweight Great Britain GBR 9T

Men's Middleweight

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result JF MR
1952 Summer 21 Helsinki Boxing Great Britain GBR Round Two Match #6 2 Nikolov (BUL) , Gooding (GBR) 1
1952 Summer 21 Helsinki Boxing Great Britain GBR Round One Match #12 1 1952-07-29 Gooding (GBR) , Fahim (EGY) 2 decision
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