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Lúcio Grottone

Full name: Lúcio Grottone
Gender: Male
Born: November 9, 1928 in Santos, São Paulo, Brazil
Died: March 20, 2017 in Santos, São Paulo, Brazil
Country: BRA Brazil
Sport: Boxing

Biography

Lúcio Grottone, of Sicilian descent, started boxing as a teenager. He became light heavyweight champion of São Paulo in 1950, following up with the Brazilian title later that year. He repeated those feats in 1951, and was sent to the first Pan American Games in Buenos Aires, where he won a silver medal. At the 1952 Olympics, he was eliminated in the quarter-finals. Retiring from the sport in 1954, he focused on working in the fishing business of his wife's family, although he also remained active as a referree and boxing administrator. In July 2016, Grottone participated in the torch relay for the Rio Olympics, carrying the torch in his wheelchair.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1952 Summer 23 Helsinki Boxing Men's Light-Heavyweight Brazil BRA 5T

Men's Light-Heavyweight

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result JF MR
1952 Summer 23 Helsinki Boxing Brazil BRA Quarter-Finals Match #4 2 1952-07-31 Pacenza (ARG) , Grottone (BRA) 0
1952 Summer 23 Helsinki Boxing Brazil BRA Round Two Match #4 1 Grottone (BRA) , LingÃ¥s (NOR) 2 decision
1952 Summer 23 Helsinki Boxing Brazil BRA Round One Match #8 1 1952-07-29 Grottone (BRA) bye
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