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Boxing at the 1956 Melbourne Summer Games:

Men's Light-Welterweight

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Host City: Melbourne, Australia
Venue(s): West Melbourne Stadium, Melbourne, Victoria
Date Started: November 24, 1956
Date Finished: December 1, 1956
Format: Single elimination tournament.

Gold: URS Vladimir Engibaryan
Silver: ITA Franco Nenci
Bronze: ROU Constantin Dumitrescu
RSA Henry Loubscher


Armenian [Vladimir Engibaryan] was probably the best Soviet boxer of the 1950s but had missed the Helsinki Olympics through injury. He was European champion at lightweight in 1953 but, after moving to light-welterweight, he had lost to Poland's [Lech Drogosz] at the 1955 Europeans. In Melbourne Engibaryan and Drogosz were drawn together in the second round with the Soviet emerging victorious by decision. Engibaryan's aggressive style earned him a meeting with [Franco Nenci] in the Olympic final and he did enough to earn a split decision victory over the Italian.

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Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Vladimir Engibaryan 24 Soviet Union URS Gold
2 Franco Nenci 21 Italy ITA Silver
3T Henry Loubscher 20 South Africa RSA Bronze
3T Constantin Dumitrescu 25 Romania ROU Bronze
5T Claude Saluden 19 France FRA
5T Joe Shaw 18 United States USA
5T Hwang Ui-Gyeong 26 South Korea KOR
5T Antonio Marcilla 22 Argentina ARG
9T Henry Perry 21 Ireland IRL
9T Lech Drogosz 23 Poland POL
9T Les Mason Canada CAN
9T Max Carlos 20 Australia AUS
9T Manuel de los Santos Philippines PHI
9T Hans Petersen 26 Denmark DEN
9T Leopold Potesil 23 Austria AUT
9T Willi Roth 27 Germany GER
17T Terrence Oung 21 Myanmar MYA
17T Carlos Rodríguez 17 Venezuela VEN
17T Chune Pattapong Thailand THA
17T Celestino Pinto 25 Brazil BRA
17T Gul Rehmat Pakistan PAK
17T Thomas Schuster 19 Fiji FIJ