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Adolfo Horta

Full name: Adolfo Horta Martínez
Gender: Male
Height: 5-8.5 (174 cm)
Weight: 126 lbs (57 kg)
Born: October 3, 1957 in San Lorenzo, Santiago de Cuba, Cuba
Died: November 28, 2016 in Camagüey, Camagüey, Cuba
Country: CUB Cuba
Sport: Boxing

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

Biography

Adolfo Horta was one of the great lighter weight amateur boxers of the late 1970s and 1980s. At Moskva in 1980 he won a silver medal as a featherweight. He was a three-time World Champion, winning as a bantamweight in 1978, a featherweight in 1982, and a lightweight in 1986. Horta also won two titles at the Pan American Games, winning as a lightweight in 1979 and a featherweight in 1983. Horta was a 10-time Cuban Champion, winning his first title in 1976. At the famed Giraldo Córdova Cardín international tournament, Horta won the title nine times. He won gold at the Central American and Caribbean Championships three times (1976-77, 1982).

Horta later became a regional coach in Camagüay, and coached for various times in Mexico. In later life, he fell on very hard times and died impoverished.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1980 Summer 22 Moskva Boxing Men's Featherweight Cuba CUB 2 Silver

Men's Featherweight

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result JF J1S J2S J3S J4S J5S TJP MR
1980 Summer 22 Moskva Boxing Cuba CUB Final Round Match 1/2 2 1980-08-02 Fink (GDR) , Horta (CUB) 1 58 59 59 58 57 291
1980 Summer 22 Moskva Boxing Cuba CUB Semi-Finals Match #1 1 1980-07-31 Horta (CUB) walkover
1980 Summer 22 Moskva Boxing Cuba CUB Quarter-Finals Match #1 1 1980-07-30 Horta (CUB) , Pizarro (PUR) 5 60 60 60 60 60 300 decision
1980 Summer 22 Moskva Boxing Cuba CUB Round Three Match #1 1 1980-07-28 Horta (CUB) , Cercel (ROU) 5 60 60 60 60 60 300 decision
1980 Summer 22 Moskva Boxing Cuba CUB Round Two Match #1 1 1980-07-24 Horta (CUB) , Bengtsson (SWE) 5 60 60 60 60 60 300 decision
1980 Summer 22 Moskva Boxing Cuba CUB Round One Match #2 1 1980-07-20 Horta (CUB) bye
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