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Dieter Kottysch

Full name: Dieter Kottysch
Gender: Male
Height: 5-9 (176 cm)
Weight: 154 lbs (70 kg)
Born: June 30, 1943 in Gliwice, Śląskie, Poland
Died: April 9, 2017 in Wandsbek, Hamburg, Germany
Affiliations: BC Sportmann, Hamburg (GER)
Country: FRG West Germany
Sport: Boxing

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

Hamburg-based boxer Dieter Kottysch became the only Olympic winner from his city in boxing when he beat [Wiesław Rudkowski] of Poland in the final of the light-middleweight category at the 1972 München Olympics by a 3-2 decision. In his three earlier bouts he was clearly the better man in the ring. His Olympic triumph was also the first West German boxing victory after World War II. Therefore he was awarded the Silver Bay Leaf, the highest German sports award.

From 1964-68 he was West German welterweight champion five times, but failed to qualify for the 1964 Tokyo Games. In 1968, at Mexico City, he lost his first bout against upcoming bronze medal winner [Volodymyr Musalimov] from the Soviet Union. In 1967 and 1971 he was eliminated in the quarter finals of the Europeans.

In 2017 he died from pneumonia after a long struggle with dementia in a nursing home in Hamburg-Wandsbek. His daughter Alexandra complained about the bad nursing conditions in the home.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1968 Summer 25 Ciudad de México Boxing Men's Welterweight West Germany FRG 17T
1972 Summer 29 München Boxing Men's Light-Middleweight West Germany FRG 1 Gold

Men's Welterweight

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result JF J1S J2S J3S J4S J5S TJP MR R T
1968 Summer 25 Ciudad de México Boxing West Germany FRG Round Two Match #8 2 1968-10-19 Musalimov (URS) , Kottysch (FRG) 0 56 55 56 56 57 280
1968 Summer 25 Ciudad de México Boxing West Germany FRG Round One Match #31 1 1968-10-13 Kottysch (FRG) , Saarivainio (FIN) referee stops contest 2 1:54
1968 Summer 25 Ciudad de México Boxing West Germany FRG Round One Match #16 1 1968-10-13 Kottysch (FRG) bye

Men's Light-Middleweight

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result MR JF J1S J2S J3S J4S J5S TJP R T
1972 Summer 29 München Boxing West Germany FRG Final Round Match 1/2 1 1972-09-10 Kottysch (FRG) , Rudkowski (POL) decision 3 59 59 59 59 59 295
1972 Summer 29 München Boxing West Germany FRG Semi-Finals Match #1 1 1972-09-08 Kottysch (FRG) , Minter (GBR) decision 3 59 59 59+ 57 58 292
1972 Summer 29 München Boxing West Germany FRG Quarter-Finals Match #2 1 1972-09-06 Kottysch (FRG) , Majeri (TUN) decision 5 60 60 59 59 59 297
1972 Summer 29 München Boxing West Germany FRG Round Three Match #3 1 1972-09-02 Kottysch (FRG) , Oikonomakos (GRE) decision 5 60 60 60 60 60 300
1972 Summer 29 München Boxing West Germany FRG Round Two Match #6 1 1972-08-30 Kottysch (FRG) , Ávila (COL) referee stops contest 2 2:46
1972 Summer 29 München Boxing West Germany FRG Round One Match #11 1 1972-08-28 Kottysch (FRG) bye
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