Host City: MÃ¼nchen, West Germany
Date Started: August 27, 1972
Date Finished: September 10, 1972
Participants: 354 (354 men and 0 women) from 80 countries
Youngest Participant: Wilfredo GÃ³mez (15 years, 303 days)
Oldest Participant: Volodymyr Ivanov (36 years, 203 days)
Most Medals (Athlete): 44 athletes with 1 medal
Most Medals (Country): Cuba (5 medals)
The 1972 boxing tournament was held at the [Boxhalle] in Olympiapark in MÃ¼nchen, later to be known as the Olympia-Eissportzentrum. This was an indoor arena constructed for the 1972 Olympics, which also hosted judo competition. As in 1968 there were 11 events held in 1972 boxing.
The big story in boxing at MÃ¼nchen was the emergence of Cuba as a dominant nation. Cuban boxers won three gold medals and five medals in 1972, led by their heavyweight [TeÃ³filo Stevenson], who won the first of his three consecutive gold medals in the heaviest class, and was awarded the Val Barker Trophy as the top boxer of the Olympic tournament. The Soviet Union won only two medals, but both of them were gold. Hungary and Poland each won four medals, with both winning one gold medal.
The United States had one of its worst Olympic boxing performances in memory, winning only one event, that the light-welterweight by [Ray Seales], adding three additional bronze medals. Of the 1972 boxing gold medalists, only Yugoslavian light-hearvyweight [Mate Parlov] would have a top professional career.
|Men's Light-Flyweight||GyÃ¶rgy GedÃ³||Kim U-Gil|| Enrique RodrÃguez
|Men's Flyweight||Georgi Kostadinov||Leo Rwabwogo|| Douglas RodrÃguez
|Men's Bantamweight||Orlando MartÃnez||Alfonso Zamora|| George Turpin
|Men's Featherweight||Boris Kuznetsov||Philip Waruinge|| Clemente Rojas
|Men's Lightweight||Jan SzczepaÅski||LÃ¡szlÃ³ OrbÃ¡n|| Alfonso PÃ©rez
|Men's Light-Welterweight||Ray Seales||Angel Angelov|| Issaka DaborÃ©
|Men's Welterweight||Emilio Correa||JÃ¡nos Kajdi|| Dick Murunga
|Men's Light-Middleweight||Dieter Kottysch||WiesÅaw Rudkowski|| Alan Minter
|Men's Middleweight||Vyacheslav Lemeshev||Reima Virtanen|| Prince Amartey
|Men's Light-Heavyweight||Mate Parlov||Gilberto Carrillo|| Isaac Ikhouria
|Men's Heavyweight||TeÃ³filo Stevenson||Ion Alexe|| Peter Hussing