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Boxing at the 1960 Roma Summer Games:

Men's Bantamweight

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Host City: Roma, Italy
Venue(s): Sports Palace, Roma
Date Started: August 25, 1960
Date Finished: September 5, 1960
Format: Single elimination tournament.

Gold: URS Oleg Grigoryev
Silver: ITA Primo Zamparini
Bronze: AUS Ollie Taylor
POL Brunon Bendig


The favorite was the Soviet fighter [Oleg Grigoryev], who had been 1957 European Champion and Soviet Champion in 1958. In the third round he won a highly disputed decision over Britain's [Frankie Taylor], 3-2. The British team protested and although it was not allowed, the three judges who voted for Grigoryev were removed from the Olympic boxing tournament. Grigoryev won his gold medal by defeating Italy's [Primo Zamparini] in the final match, winning another 3-2 split decision. Grigoryev would go on to win the 1962 European bantamweight title, and the 1961 and 1962 World Army titles. Zamparini won a silver at the 1961 European championships.

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Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Oleg Grigoryev 22 Soviet Union URS Gold
2 Primo Zamparini 21 Italy ITA Silver
3T Brunon Bendig 21 Poland POL Bronze
3T Ollie Taylor 22 Australia AUS Bronze
5T Thein Myint 23 Myanmar MYA
5T Horst Rascher 20 Germany GER
5T Alfonso Carbajo 22 Spain ESP
5T Jerry Armstrong 24 United States USA
9T Muhammad Nasir 23 Pakistan PAK
9T Frankie Taylor 17 Great Britain GBR
9T Jan de Rooij 28 Netherlands NED
9T József Nagy 25 Hungary HUN
9T Nicolae Puiu 24 Romania ROU
9T Peter Weiss 21 Austria AUT
9T Katsuo Haga 21 Japan JPN
9T Paddy Kenny 26 Ireland IRL
17T Charles Reiff 19 Luxembourg LUX
17T Sadegh Ali Akbarzadeh Khoi 27 Iran IRI
17T Waldomiro Pinto 25 Brazil BRA
17T Paavo Roininen 25 Finland FIN
17T John Sentongo 22 Uganda UGA
17T Jean Parra 22 France FRA
17T Marcel Bellefeuille 19 Canada CAN
17T Tamar Ben Hassan 19 Tunisia TUN
17T Ahmed Bouazza Morocco MAR
17T Oei Hok Tiang 28 Indonesia INA
17T Joseph Oboh Kalu 20 Nigeria NGR
17T Panagiotis Kostarellos Greece GRE
17T Carlos Cañete 20 Argentina ARG
17T Emile Anner 20 Switzerland SUI
17T Gang Chun-Won 19 South Korea KOR
32 Stoyan Petkov 25 Bulgaria BUL