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Sergey Shcherbakov

Full name: Sergey Semyonovich Shcherbakov
Original name: Сергей Семёнович Щербаков
Gender: Male
Born: June 20, 1918 in Moscow, Moskva, Russia
Died: January 27, 1994
Affiliations: Pishchevik Moskva, Moskva (RUS)
Country: URS Soviet Union
Sport: Boxing

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)


Sergey Shcherbakov took up boxing in 1936 in a factory gym, where he started to work as a turner and soon rose to be one of the top boxers in the country. At his first Soviet Championships tournament in 1939, Shcherbakov won a bronze medal as a featherweight, which he improved to silver in 1940 as a lightweight. Due to World War II, the next Soviet Championships were held in 1944 and from 1944-53, Shcherbakov won a record 10 Soviet welterweight titles in a row, a feat that has never bettered. At the 1952 Olympics, the Soviet boxers competed internationally for the first time, and Shcherbakov was heavily favored to win the Olympic welterweight gold by the Soviet officials, but he lost to [Zygmunt Chychła] of Poland in the final and had to settle for a silver medal. Shcherbakov lost to Chychła again at the final of the 1953 European Championships. Shcherbakov retired from boxing after the 1953 season with a record of 207 wins out of 227 bouts. After retiring from boxing, Shcherbakov worked as a boxing coach in Moscow. He was head coach of the Soviet national boxing team from 1954-60 and head coach of the 1956 and 1960 Soviet Olympic boxing teams. From 1963-71, Shcherbakov was head coach of the Egyptian national boxing team, and also worked as a boxing referee.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1952 Summer 34 Helsinki Boxing Men's Welterweight Soviet Union URS 2 Silver

Men's Welterweight

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result JF MR R
1952 Summer 34 Helsinki Boxing Soviet Union URS Final Round Match 1/2 2 1952-08-02 Chychła (POL) , Shcherbakov (URS) 0
1952 Summer 34 Helsinki Boxing Soviet Union URS Semi-Finals Match #1 1 1952-08-01 Shcherbakov (URS) , Jørgensen (DEN) 3 decision
1952 Summer 34 Helsinki Boxing Soviet Union URS Quarter-Finals Match #4 1 1952-07-31 Shcherbakov (URS) , Vescovi (ITA) 3 decision
1952 Summer 34 Helsinki Boxing Soviet Union URS Round Two Match #3 1 Shcherbakov (URS) , van der Linde (RSA) knock-out 2
1952 Summer 34 Helsinki Boxing Soviet Union URS Round One Match #5 1 1952-07-29 Shcherbakov (URS) , Sarfatti (ARG) disqualified 2
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