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Boxing at the 1964 Tokyo Summer Games:

Men's Light-Welterweight

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Host City: Tokyo, Japan
Venue(s): Korakuen Hall, Bunkyo, Tokyo
Date Started: October 11, 1964
Date Finished: October 23, 1964
Format: Single elimination tournament.

Gold: POL Jerzy Kulej
Silver: URS Yevgeny Frolov
Bronze: GHA Eddie Blay
TUN Habib Galhia


Although this was one of the most talent-laden weight division at the 1964 Olympics there were two firm favourites in the shape of the previous year's winner of the European Championships, [Jerzy Kulej] of Poland and the Soviet Union's [Yevgeny Frolov] who had defeated Kulej in a Poland-Russia match early in Olympic year. Frolov's campaign was nearly ended by American [Charley Ellis] in the last eight but three of the five judges voted in his favour and he survived the scare. He then had the luxury of a walkover in the semi-final. Kulej's path to the final included a victory over the 1956 Olympic champion [Dick McTaggart]. The final started as a cagey affair but Kulej came to dominate from centre ring and used his jab to keep the Russian off balance throughout. For the first time in Olympic history the two bronze medallists came from Africa, from Tunisia and Ghana respectively.

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Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Jerzy Kulej 23 Poland POL Gold
2 Yevgeny Frolov 23 Soviet Union URS Silver
3T Eddie Blay 26 Ghana GHA Bronze
3T Habib Galhia 23 Tunisia TUN Bronze
5T João da Silva 18 Brazil BRA
5T Iosif Mihalic 25 Romania ROU
5T Félix Betancourt 18 Cuba CUB
5T Vladimír Kučera 22 Czechoslovakia TCH
9T Nadimi Ghasre Dashti 24 Iran IRI
9T Touch Nol 23 Cambodia CAM
9T Dick McTaggart 28 Great Britain GBR
9T Ermanno Fasoli 20 Italy ITA
9T Hoji Yonekura 20 Japan JPN
9T Om Prasad Pun Nepal NEP
9T Charley Ellis 20 United States USA
9T István Tóth 26 Hungary HUN
17T Chang Pin-Cheng 27 Chinese Taipei TPE
17T Gopalan Ramakrishnan 23 Malaysia MAS
17T Preben Rasmussen 22 Denmark DEN
17T Brian Anderson 25 Ireland IRL
17T Julian Rossi 22 Australia AUS
17T Roberto Amaya 20 Argentina ARG
17T Rupert König 27 Austria AUT
17T Park Gu-Il 20 South Korea KOR
17T Fatah Ben Farj Morocco MAR
17T Miguel Velásquez 19 Spain ESP
17T Tadesse Gebregiorgis 26 Ethiopia ETH
17T Wim Gerlach 29 Netherlands NED
17T Brian Maunsell 27 New Zealand NZL
17T Heiko Winter 21 Germany GER
17T Harvey Reti 27 Canada CAN
17T John Olulu 20 Kenya KEN
33T Niyom Prasertsom 21 Thailand THA
33T Eduardo Zazueta 20 Mexico MEX
33T Petar Darakchiev 21 Bulgaria BUL