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Mark Leduc

Full name: Mark Leduc
Gender: Male
Height: 5-7.5 (172 cm)
Weight: 139 lbs (63 kg)
Born: May 4, 1964 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Died: July 22, 2009 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Affiliations: Kingston Amateur Boxing Club/Atlas Boxing Club
Country: CAN Canada
Sport: Boxing

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)


By the time he was 12, Mark Leduc was certain of two things, his homosexuality and an abiding love for boxing. He started training in Toronto's East End, but when his parents separated when he was only 15, he was forced to live on the streets. Shortly after that, he was caught robbing a jewelry store at gunpoint and was sentenced to six years in prison, where he was able to train and box at Collins Bay Penitentiary in Kingston, Ontario. Released after three years he went back to boxing and training, winning Canadian Championships in 1989, 1991, and 1992. After the Barcelona Olympics, Leduc had a very brief pro career, winning his first four pro fights, losing his fifth, and then retiring from the fight game. In 1994, he came out as a gay man during the televised documentary For the Love of the Game, and was later grand marshal of Toronto's Gay Pride Parade in 1999. After his boxing career he working as a set-builder and construction worker in the film industry.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1992 Summer 28 Barcelona Boxing Men's Light-Welterweight Canada CAN 2 Silver

Men's Light-Welterweight

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result S MR
1992 Summer 28 Barcelona Boxing Canada CAN Final Round Match 1/2 2 1992-08-09 Vinent (CUB) , Leduc (CAN) 1
1992 Summer 28 Barcelona Boxing Canada CAN Semi-Finals Match #2 1 1992-08-07 Leduc (CAN) , Doroftei (ROU) 13 decision
1992 Summer 28 Barcelona Boxing Canada CAN Quarter-Finals Match #4 1 1992-08-04 Leduc (CAN) , Bouneb (ALG) 8 decision
1992 Summer 28 Barcelona Boxing Canada CAN Round Two Match #7 1 1992-08-02 Leduc (CAN) , Carew (GUY) 5 decision
1992 Summer 28 Barcelona Boxing Canada CAN Round One Match #13 1 1992-07-30 Leduc (CAN) , Wakaabu (UGA) 9 decision
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