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Men's Featherweight

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Host City: Antwerpen, Belgium
Venue(s): Celebration Hall, Royal Zoological Society, Antwerpen
Date Started: August 21, 1920
Date Finished: August 24, 1920
Format: Single elimination tournament.

Gold: FRA Paul Fritsch
Silver: FRA Jean Gachet
Bronze: ITA Edoardo Garzena


Paul Fritsch had his most difficult time in the first round when he faced George Etzell of the United States. In a close bout, the two judges gave the decision to Fritsch while the referee (Sykes of Great Britain) favored Etzell. The decision was at first announced for Etzell, as the referee raised the hand of the boxer he had voted for. But Pierre Makar of Belgium, one of the judges, quickly reversed the decision, stating, correctly, that he and the other judge had selected Fritsch as the victor. The Americans were irate, thinking the decision had been reversed when, in fact, it had only been announced incorrectly. In the next two rounds, Fritsch had an easy time of it, winning his quarter-final and semi-final matches by knock-outs. In the final he faced Jean Gachet of France and won an easy decision.

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Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Paul Fritsch 19 France FRA Gold
2 Jean Gachet 25 France FRA Silver
3 Edoardo Garzena 19 Italy ITA Bronze
4 Jack Zivic 16 United States USA
5T Philippe Bovy Belgium BEL
5T Jim Cater 17 Great Britain GBR
5T Nick Clausen 19 Denmark DEN
5T Paul Erdal 17 Norway NOR
9T Walter Newton 18 Canada CAN
9T Arthur Olsen 19 Norway NOR
9T Willem Hesterman 22 Netherlands NED
9T George Etcell 22 United States USA
9T Fred Adams Great Britain GBR
9T Roger Vincken Belgium BEL
9T Hans Nielsen 20 Denmark DEN
16T Angel Rodríguez Argentina ARG
16T William Rankin 21 Canada CAN