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Boxing at the 1976 Montréal Summer Games:

Men's Bantamweight

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Host City: Montréal, Canada
Venue(s): Maurice Richard Arena, Montréal, Québec
Date Started: July 18, 1976
Date Finished: July 31, 1976
Format: Single elimination tournament.

Gold: PRK Gu Yong-Jo
Silver: USA Charlie Mooney
Bronze: GBR Pat Cowdell
URS Viktor Rybakov


An unusual division, there was no clear favorite as only one medalist from the 1974 World Championships was entered, that being [Aldo Cosentino] of France, but he was knocked out in his first match. In the second round, four fighters went through by walkover because of withdrawals by African fighters, and two bouts did not exist because both fighters withdrew due to the boycott. The final came down to American [Charlie Mooney] against North Korea's [Gu Yong-Jo], with Gu winning a unanimous decision to earn North Korea its first Olympic boxing gold medal. A career military man, Mooney had been silver medalist at the 1975 Pan American Games and a three-time All-Army Champion. He never turned professional and remained in the Army for 22 years until his retirement, and then became a boxing coach.

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Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Gu Yong-Jo 21 North Korea PRK Gold
2 Charlie Mooney 25 United States USA Silver
3T Pat Cowdell 22 Great Britain GBR Bronze
3T Viktor Rybakov 20 Soviet Union URS Bronze
5T Rey Fortaleza 18 Philippines PHI
5T Stefan Förster 25 East Germany GDR
5T Veerachat Saturngrum 19 Thailand THA
5T Hwang Cheol-Sun 18 South Korea KOR
9T Tsacho Andreykovski 21 Bulgaria BUL
9T Orlando Martínez 31 Cuba CUB
9T Alejandro Silva 18 Puerto Rico PUR
9T Chris Ius 22 Canada CAN
9T Hitoshi Ishigaki 22 Japan JPN
9T Bernardo Onori 29 Italy ITA
15T Leszek Borkowski 24 Poland POL
15T Aldo Cosentino 28 France FRA
15T Kemal Solunur 25 Turkey TUR
15T Francisco Sánchez 20 Dominican Republic DOM
15T Jovito Rengifo 23 Venezuela VEN
15T Juan Francisco Rodríguez 25 Spain ESP
15T Faredin Ibrahim 24 Romania ROU
15T József Jakab 21 Hungary HUN
15T Tumat Sogolik 21 Papua New Guinea PNG
15T Brian Tink 17 Australia AUS
25T Mohamed Rais 24 Morocco MAR
25T Thanasis Khouliaras 27 Greece GRE
25T Abdel Nabi El-Sayed Mahran 26 Egypt EGY