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Boxing at the 1980 Moskva Summer Games:

Men's Lightweight

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Host City: Moskva, Soviet Union
Venue(s): Indoor Stadium, Olympiysky Sports Complex, Moskva
Date Started: July 20, 1980
Date Finished: August 2, 1980
Format: Single elimination tournament.

Gold: CUB Angel Herrera
Silver: URS Viktor Demyanenko
Bronze: GDR Richard Nowakowski
POL Kazimierz Adach


As in a number of other weight divisions at the Moscow Olympic Games the two main protagonists came from the host nation, the USSR, and from Cuba. Cuba's representative was [Ángel Herrera], the featherweight champion at the 1976 Olympic Games and the 1978 World Championship, and his main rival was [Viktor Demyanenko] of the Soviet Union who had won both the European Championship and the World Cup in 1979. Their progress to a meeting for the Olympic championship was relatively untroubled. For the first two rounds the final was closely contested with the Cuban possibly holding the advantage but at the start of the third, a cut above Demyanenko's eye worsened and the fight was stopped by the ringside doctor. The pro-Soviet crowd was unhappy that what they considered rough tactics by the Cuban has been responsible for the home fighter's injury. Herrera was one of six Cubans to win Olympic boxing titles in 1980. He added another world title in 1982 and was a silver medalist at the 1983 Pan American Games.

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Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Angel Herrera 22 Cuba CUB Gold
2 Viktor Demyanenko 21 Soviet Union URS Silver
3T Kazimierz Adach 23 Poland POL Bronze
3T Richard Nowakowski 24 East Germany GDR Bronze
5T George Gilbody 25 Great Britain GBR
5T Yordan Lesov 20 Bulgaria BUL
5T Florin Livadaru 24 Romania ROU
5T Galsandorjiin Batbileg 28 Mongolia MGL
9T Geza Tumbas 23 Yugoslavia YUG
9T Jong Jo-Ung 23 North Korea PRK
9T Jesper Garnell 22 Denmark DEN
9T Blackson Siukoko Zambia ZAM
9T Geofrey Nyeko 21 Uganda UGA
9T Tibor Dezamits 25 Hungary HUN
9T Omari Golaya 26 Tanzania TAN
9T Seán Doyle 22 Ireland IRL
17T Kalervo Alanenpää 24 Sweden SWE
17T Rabani Ghulam 28 Afghanistan AFG
17T Tadesse Haile 27 Ethiopia ETH
17T Mohamed Bangura 21 Sierra Leone SLE
17T Nelson Trujillo 20 Venezuela VEN
17T Patrice Martin 23 Benin BEN
17T Bounphisith Songkhamphou 27 Laos LAO
17T Alphonse Matoubela 21 Congo (Brazzaville) CGO
17T Norm Stevens 21 Australia AUS
17T Christopher Ossai 23 Nigeria NGR
17T Carlo Russolillo 23 Italy ITA
17T Alberto Coelho 18 Angola ANG
17T Sylvain Rajefiarison 21 Madagascar MAD