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Ray Russell

Full name: Raymond Narville "Ray" Russell
Gender: Male
Height: 6-4 (194 cm)
Weight: 179 lbs (81 kg)
Born: May 1, 1940 in Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
Affiliations: US Marine Corps, (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Boxing


Ray Russell was a sergeant in the US Marines at the time of the 1972 Olympics. Russell was AAU Junior Champion in 1969 and 1970, and won the 1969 Interservice Championships. In 1971 Russell also won a gold medal at the Pan American Games as a light-heavyweight. He was a career Marine, retiring in 1981 as a gunnery sergeant, and never turned professional. Russell later settled in Omaha, Nebraska and worked as a security officer at the University of Nebraska at Omaha.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1972 Summer 32 München Boxing Men's Light-Heavyweight United States USA 9T

Men's Light-Heavyweight

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result JF J1S J2S J3S J4S J5S TJP MR R T
1972 Summer 32 München Boxing United States USA Round Two Match #5 2 1972-09-02 Gortat (POL) , Russell (USA) 2 58 58 59 58 58+ 291
1972 Summer 32 München Boxing United States USA Round One Match #10 1 1972-08-28 Russell (USA) , Thega (KEN) referee stops contest 2 2:48
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