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Boxing at the 1960 Roma Summer Games:

Men's Featherweight

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Host City: Roma, Italy
Venue(s): Sports Palace, Roma
Date Started: August 26, 1960
Date Finished: September 5, 1960
Format: Single elimination tournament.

Gold: ITA Francesco Musso
Silver: POL Jerzy Adamski
Bronze: FIN Jorma Limmonen
RSA William Meyers


The gold medal went to Italy's [Francesco Musso] in a popular victory in front of his hometown fans. Musso had won the Italian title in 1958 and 1960, and won the final bout over Poland's [Jerzy Adamski], by majority decision, 4-1. Musso turned professional a month after the Rome Olympics and fought through 1966 as a professional, winning 24 fights and losing four. He fought his first 27 bouts in Italy, and then retired after losing to Manuel Calvo in Spain in August 1966.

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Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Francesco Musso 23 Italy ITA Gold
2 Jerzy Adamski 23 Poland POL Silver
3T William Meyers 17 South Africa RSA Bronze
3T Jorma Limmonen 25 Finland FIN Bronze
5T Constantin Gheorghiu 27 Romania ROU
5T Ernst Chervet 19 Switzerland SUI
5T Abe Bekker 25 Rhodesia RHO
5T Boris Nikonorov 21 Soviet Union URS
9T Hsu Teng-Yun 24 Chinese Taipei TPE
9T Werner Kirsch 22 Germany GER
9T Juan Díaz 25 Chile CHI
9T Shinetsu Suzuki 21 Japan JPN
9T Ando Reddy 27 Ireland IRL
9T Phil Lundgren 20 Great Britain GBR
9T Song Sun-Cheon 26 South Korea KOR
9T Carlos Aro 20 Argentina ARG
17T Than Tun 19 Myanmar MYA
17T Mohamed Hassan Morocco MAR
17T Joshua Williams 19 Ghana GHA
17T Vicente Saldívar 18 Mexico MEX
17T Danny Males 18 Australia AUS
17T Mohandas Liyanage Sumith 24 Sri Lanka SRI
17T Gaby Mancini 20 Canada CAN
17T José Luis Biescas 19 Spain ESP
17T André Juncker 27 France FRA
17T Børge Krogh 18 Denmark DEN
17T Sayed Abdel Gadir 23 Sudan SUD
17T Miloslav Paunović 22 Yugoslavia YUG
17T Nick Spanakos 22 United States USA
17T Lajos Baranyai 21 Hungary HUN
17T Joe Okezie 23 Nigeria NGR