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Piet van Vuuren

Full name: Petrus Hendrik Jansen "Piet" van Vuuren
Gender: Male
Born: February 6, 1931 in Westdene, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
Died: 2008 in Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
Country: RSA South Africa
Sport: Boxing


Piet van Vuuren ranked as one of South Africa's top amateur boxers in the 1950s. He won a total of five national titles in the middleweight and light-heavyweight between 1951 and 1956. In 1954, he won the gold medal at the British Empire and Commonwealth Games in Vancouver, beating Australia's [Tony Madigan] to the gold. Despite high expectations for the Melbourne Olympics, Van Vuuren was elminated in his first bout there. Not interested in becoming a professional, Van Vuuren retired from the sport after the Games.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1956 Summer 25 Melbourne Boxing Men's Light-Heavyweight South Africa RSA 9T

Men's Light-Heavyweight

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result
1956 Summer 25 Melbourne Boxing South Africa RSA Round One Match #7 2 1956-11-23 Negrea (ROU) , van Vuuren (RSA)
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