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Harry Kurschat

Full name: Harry Kurschat
Gender: Male
Born: February 28, 1933 in Neukölln, Berlin, Germany
Affiliations: Neuköllner Sportfreunde 1907, Berlin (GER)
Country: GER Germany
Sport: Boxing

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

Biography

West Berlin-based lightweight boxer Harry Kurschat lost the 1956 Olympic final against Briton [Dick McTaggart] on a decision. McTaggart earned the Val Barker Trophy as the most stylish boxer of the Games. In 1953-54 and 1956 Kurschat won the West German National Championship and in between, in 1955, he became European Champion. In 1957 he was awarded the Silver Bay Leaf for his Olympic silver medal. He then turned professional in 1958 before retiring in 1961 after 34 bouts in which he won 29, lost three and drew two. He later worked as a magistrate’s clerk for the municipality of Neukölln in Berlin.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1956 Summer 23 Melbourne Boxing Men's Lightweight Germany GER 2 Silver

Men's Lightweight

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result MR R
1956 Summer 23 Melbourne Boxing Germany GER Final Round Match 1/2 2 1956-12-01 McTaggart (GBR) , Kurschat (GER)
1956 Summer 23 Melbourne Boxing Germany GER Semi-Finals Match #1 1 1956-11-30 Kurschat (GER) , Byrne (IRL) decision
1956 Summer 23 Melbourne Boxing Germany GER Quarter-Finals Match #1 1 1956-11-29 Kurschat (GER) , Milewski (POL) referee stops contest 3
1956 Summer 23 Melbourne Boxing Germany GER Round Two Match #2 1 1956-11-27 Kurschat (GER) , Espinosa (PHI) decision
1956 Summer 23 Melbourne Boxing Germany GER Round One Match #3 1 1956-11-23 Kurschat (GER) bye
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