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Boxing at the 1964 Tokyo Summer Games:

Men's Lightweight

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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 Józef Grudzień
Silver: URS Vilikton Barannikov
Bronze: IRL Jim McCourt
USA Ronnie Harris


[Józef Grudzień] of Poland had made his major championships début at the 1963 European Championships but had been dispatched at the quarter-final stage by [Janos Kajdi] of Hungary who would take the title. Kajdi fell at the equivalent stage at Tokyo to [Vilikton Barannikov] of the Soviet Union and this opened up the possibility of a Polish title win. The final between Grudzień and Barannikov was closely fought but the Russian, the more aggressive of the two, was continually backed up by the left jab of the Pole, who won a unanimous decision. Grudzień won the European championships in 1967 and returned to the Olympic Games in 1968 where he lost against [Ronnie Harris] in the final. Coincidentally he beat a different [Ronnie Harris] in the semi-final in Tokyo.

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Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Józef Grudzień 25 Poland POL Gold
2 Vilikton Barannikov 26 Soviet Union URS Silver
3T Ronnie Harris 17 United States USA Bronze
3T Jim McCourt 20 Ireland IRL Bronze
5T Stoyan Pilichev 25 Bulgaria BUL
5T Rodolfo Arpon 20 Philippines PHI
5T Domingo Barrera 21 Spain ESP
5T János Kajdi 24 Hungary HUN
9T Alex Oundu 20 Kenya KEN
9T Campbell Palmer 28 Canada CAN
9T Kanemaru Shiratori 22 Japan JPN
9T Jimmy Dunne 23 Great Britain GBR
9T Ghulam Sarwar 26 Pakistan PAK
9T Héctor Pace 20 Argentina ARG
9T Adrian Blair 20 Australia AUS
9T Alex Odhiambo 21 Uganda UGA
17T Antero Halonen 25 Finland FIN
17T Bruno Arcari 22 Italy ITA
17T Hassan Pakandam 30 Iran IRI
17T Gabriel Achy 25 Cote d'Ivoire CIV
17T Fawzi Hassan 25 Egypt EGY
17T Sammy Lee Amekudji 24 Ghana GHA
17T Bienvenido Hita 19 Cuba CUB
17T Børge Krogh 22 Denmark DEN
17T Jacques Cotot 24 France FRA
17T Seo Bun-Nam 24 South Korea KOR
17T Paddy Donovan 27 New Zealand NZL
17T Wolfgang Schmitt 25 Germany GER
17T Wang Chee-Chu 23 Chinese Taipei TPE
17T Luis Zuñiga 25 Chile CHI
17T Ram Prasad Gurung 18 Nepal NEP
17T Mario Serrano 23 Mexico MEX
33T You Chin Hong 23 Cambodia CAM
33T Abebe Mekonnen 24 Ethiopia ETH