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Boxing at the 1960 Roma Summer Games:

Men's Flyweight

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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: HUN Gyula Török
Silver: URS Sergey Sivko
Bronze: UAR Abdel Moneim El-Gindy
JPN Kiyoshi Tanabe


The Romanian, [Mircea Dobrescu], was a slight favorite, having won silver in this class in 1956, after making the quarter-finals in 1952. He would go down in the quarters again in Rome, losing to Japan's [Kiyoshi Tanabe]. The final came down to the Soviet [Sergey Sivko], who defeated Tanabe in the semis, against Hungary's [Gyula Török], and Török won the gold medal in a very narrow decision, 3-2. It would be Török's only major international title. Sivko would win the 1961 European crown as a bantamweight, while Tanabe turned professional after winning the 1962 Asian Games bantamweight title. In 1967 he defeated the world flyweight champion, Horacio Accavallo, in a non-title fight, but his career was derailed by an eye injury which rendered him blind in the right eye, and he retired shortly after the Accavallo bout, finishing undefeated as a pro, with 21 wins and one draw.

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Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Gyula Török 22 Hungary HUN Gold
2 Sergey Sivko 20 Soviet Union URS Silver
3T Kiyoshi Tanabe 19 Japan JPN Bronze
3T Abdel Moneim El-Gindy 24 United Arab Republic UAR Bronze
5T Mircea Dobrescu 29 Romania ROU
5T Manfred Homberg 27 Germany GER
5T Miguel Ángel Botta 19 Argentina ARG
5T Humberto Barrera 18 United States USA
9T Paul Chervet 18 Switzerland SUI
9T Karimu Young 18 Nigeria NGR
9T Danny Lee 20 Great Britain GBR
9T Antoine Porcel 22 France FRA
9T Ezrael Illkhanouf 26 Iran IRI
9T Rocky Gattellari 18 Australia AUS
9T Hla Nyunt 22 Myanmar MYA
9T Paolo Curcetti 24 Italy ITA
17T José Martins 29 Brazil BRA
17T Kicha Poonphol 24 Thailand THA
17T Adam McLean 20 Ireland IRL
17T Isaac Aryee 19 Ghana GHA
17T Henryk Kukier 30 Poland POL
17T Salek Mahju 25 Indonesia INA
17T Jeong Sin-Jo 20 South Korea KOR
17T Ralph Knoesen 18 South Africa RSA
17T James Badrian 20 Rhodesia RHO
17T Segundo Macalalad 20 Philippines PHI
17T Abdel Kader Belghiti Morocco MAR
17T Eusebio Mesa 21 Spain ESP
17T Villy Bækgaard Andersen 22 Denmark DEN
17T Börje Karvonen 21 Finland FIN
17T Roby Rausch 22 Luxembourg LUX
17T Jo Horny 21 Belgium BEL
33 Frank Kisekka 33 Uganda UGA