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Boxing at the 1924 Paris Summer Games:

Men's Welterweight

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Host City: Paris, France
Venue(s): Winter Velodrome, Paris
Date Started: July 15, 1924
Date Finished: July 20, 1924
Format: Single elimination tournament.

Gold: BEL Jean Delarge
Silver: ARG Héctor Méndez
Bronze: CAN Doug Lewis


In a quarter-final bout, the Italian [Giuseppe Oldani] was disqualified by Walker, the English referee, for continuingly holding his Canadian opponent. The Italian slid, crying, to the canvas, while his enraged supporters hurled all manner of objects at the official. Nearly an hour passed before Walker was able to leave the arena and even then he had to be escorted by a mass of American, British and South African boxers.

The final was played out between [Jean Delarge] of Belgium and the Argentine [Héctor Méndez]. Delarge controlled the fight for the first two rounds but the hard-hitting Méndez rallied in the third. The Belgian was battered around the ring but survived to the bell and was awarded the decision. The Argentine supporters were angered by the decision and began chanting the name of Méndez over and over. It took a quarter of an hour for the demonstrations to subside.

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Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Jean Delarge 18 Belgium BEL Gold
2 Héctor Méndez 26 Argentina ARG Silver
3 Doug Lewis 25 Canada CAN Bronze
4 Paddy Dwyer 30 Ireland IRL
5T Roy Ingram 23 South Africa RSA
5T Théodore Stauffer 22 Switzerland SUI
5T Al Travers 18 United States USA
5T Hugh Haggerty 19 United States USA
9T Jan Ertmański 21 Poland POL
9T Jan Dam 18 Netherlands NED
9T Ko Cornelissen 20 Netherlands NED
9T Andreas Petersen 22 Denmark DEN
9T Alfredo Santoro 17 Argentina ARG
9T Giuseppe Oldani 19 Italy ITA
9T Patrick O'Hanrahan Great Britain GBR
9T Edgar Christensen 19 Norway NOR
17T Adam Świtek 22 Poland POL
17T Alexander Decker 20 Austria AUT
17T Giuseppe Colacicco 20 Italy ITA
17T Johnny Basham Great Britain GBR
17T Alf Pedersen 20 Norway NOR
17T Georges Doussot 22 France FRA
17T Edvard Hultgren 20 Sweden SWE
17T Louis Sauthier Switzerland SUI
17T Valter Palm 18 Estonia EST
17T Joseph Remy 17 Belgium BEL
17T René Dubois 18 France FRA
17T Harald Nielsen 22 Denmark DEN
17T Emmanouil Gneytos Greece GRE