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Jay Lambert

Full name: Elbert Jay Lambert
Gender: Male
Born: November 21, 1925 in Helper, Utah, United States
Died: February 6, 2012 in Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
Affiliations: West Jordan Boxing Club, West Jordan (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Boxing


Jay Lambert starred in sports at Lehi High School before he discovered boxing. He was 1947 heavyweight champ in the Intermountain Golden Gloves before making the 1948 Olympic team. After the Olympics he had a short professional career from 1948-50, winning 8 bouts, losing 3, with one draw. But he lost three of his last five fights and quit the sport to return to the University of Utah for medical school. He eventually became a general surgeon and served as the team physician for the Granite High School football team in the 1970s and 80s, and served frequently as a ringside physician for boxing tournaments. Lambert was inducted into the Utah Sports Hall of Fame in 1977.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1948 Summer 22 London Boxing Men's Heavyweight United States USA 5T

Men's Heavyweight

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result MR
1948 Summer 22 London Boxing United States USA Quarter-Finals Match #4 2 1948-08-11 Arthur (RSA) , Lambert (USA)
1948 Summer 22 London Boxing United States USA Round Two Match #8 1 1948-08-09 Lambert (USA) , Bothy (BEL) decision
1948 Summer 22 London Boxing United States USA Round One Match #16 1 1948-08-09 Lambert (USA) , dos Santos (BRA) decision
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