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Boxing at the 1972 München Summer Games:

Men's Light-Flyweight

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Host City: München, West Germany
Venue(s): Boxing Hall, Olympic Park, München
Date Started: August 28, 1972
Date Finished: September 10, 1972
Format: Single elimination tournament.

Gold: HUN György Gedó
Silver: PRK Kim U-Gil
Bronze: ESP Enrique Rodríguez
GBR Ralph Evans


The biggest shock of the light-flyweight occurred in the first round when reigning Olympic champion [Francisco Rodríguez] was knocked out by unheralded Australian teenager [Dennis Talbot]. It was a result that the Venezuelan trainer called )a national disaster). Talbot's success did not last long and was easily defeated in his next bout by the man who proved to be the class of the field, Hungary's European champion [György Gedó]. Gedo, a tall southpaw, had difficulty outpointing [Volodymyr Ivanov] in the quarter-finals but won both semi-final and final with ease. His opponent for the gold medal was [Kim U-Gil], the first boxer from the People's Republic of Korea to win an Olympic medal.

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Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 György Gedó 23 Hungary HUN Gold
2 Kim U-Gil 22 North Korea PRK Silver
3T Ralph Evans 18 Great Britain GBR Bronze
3T Enrique Rodríguez 20 Spain ESP Bronze
5T Chanyalew Haile 22 Ethiopia ETH
5T Volodymyr Ivanov 36 Soviet Union URS
5T James Odwori 20 Uganda UGA
5T Rafael Carbonell 28 Cuba CUB
9T Shekie Kongo 23 Malawi MAW
9T Héctor Velásquez 20 Chile CHI
9T Asen Nikolov 21 Bulgaria BUL
9T Dennis Talbot 18 Australia AUS
9T Said Ahmed El-Ashry 23 Egypt EGY
9T Lee Seog-Un 20 South Korea KOR
9T Davey Armstrong 17 United States USA
9T Syed Abdul Kadir 24 Singapore SGP
17T Timothy Feruka 18 Zambia ZAM
17T Vanduin Batbayar 21 Mongolia MGL
17T Salvador García 18 Mexico MEX
17T Yoshimitsu Aragaki 23 Japan JPN
17T Carlos Leyes 22 Argentina ARG
17T Surapong Sripirom 23 Thailand THA
17T Francisco Rodríguez 26 Venezuela VEN
17T Meriga Salou Seriki 19 Benin BEN
17T Vicente Arsenal 24 Philippines PHI
17T Bakari Seleman 17 Tanzania TAN
17T Roman Rożek 30 Poland POL
17T Arif Doğru 21 Turkey TUR
17T Alexandru Turei 20 Romania ROU
17T Prudencio Cardona 20 Colombia COL
17T Gaetano Curcetti 25 Italy ITA