Full name: Dieter Kottysch
Height: 5-9 (176 cm)
Weight: 154 lbs (70 kg)
Born: June 30, 1943 in Gliwice, ÅlÄ skie, Poland
Died: April 9, 2017 in Wandsbek, Hamburg, Germany
Affiliations: BC Sportmann, Hamburg (GER)
Country: West Germany
Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)
Hamburg-based boxer Dieter Kottysch became the only Olympic winner from his city in boxing when he beat [WiesÅaw Rudkowski] of Poland in the final of the light-middleweight category at the 1972 MÃ¼nchen 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.
|1968 Summer||25||Ciudad de MÃ©xico||Boxing||Men's Welterweight||West Germany||FRG||17T|
|1972 Summer||29||MÃ¼nchen||Boxing||Men's Light-Middleweight||West Germany||FRG||1||Gold|
|1968 Summer||25||Ciudad de MÃ©xico||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 MÃ©xico||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 MÃ©xico||Boxing||West Germany||FRG||Round One||Match #16||1||1968-10-13||Kottysch (FRG)||bye|
|1972 Summer||29||MÃ¼nchen||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||MÃ¼nchen||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||MÃ¼nchen||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||MÃ¼nchen||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||MÃ¼nchen||Boxing||West Germany||FRG||Round Two||Match #6||1||1972-08-30||Kottysch (FRG) , Ãvila (COL)||referee stops contest||2||2:46|
|1972 Summer||29||MÃ¼nchen||Boxing||West Germany||FRG||Round One||Match #11||1||1972-08-28||Kottysch (FRG)||bye|