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Börje Karvonen

Full name: Börje Karl Verner Karvonen
Gender: Male
Height: 5-6.5 (169 cm)
Weight: 51-57 kg
Born: September 14, 1938 in Helsinki, Uusimaa, Finland
Died: March 7, 2016 in Helsinki, Uusimaa, Finland
Country: FIN Finland
Sport: Boxing

Biography

Börje Karvonen boxed for Finland at the 1960 and 1964 Olympics. He was Finnish Champion for eight consecutive years, 1960-67. Karvonen earned 31 international caps. He was considered the best Nordic boxer from 1963-65, and in 1966 was selected as the best Finnish boxer. Karvonen worked as a firefighter. He also played football with Ore Ponnistajien.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1960 Summer 21 Roma Boxing Men's Flyweight Finland FIN 17T
1964 Summer 26 Tokyo Boxing Men's Bantamweight Finland FIN 17T

Men's Flyweight

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result JF J1S J2S J3S J4S J5S TJP MR
1960 Summer 21 Roma Boxing Finland FIN Round Two Match #14 2 Hla (MYA) , Karvonen (FIN) 1 59 57 57 58 57 288
1960 Summer 21 Roma Boxing Finland FIN Round One Match #28 1 1960-08-25 Karvonen (FIN) bye

Men's Bantamweight

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result
1964 Summer 26 Tokyo Boxing Finland FIN Round One Match #4 2 1964-10-12 Torrevillas (PHI) , Karvonen (FIN)
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