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Boxing at the 1996 Atlanta Summer Games:

Men's Flyweight

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Host City: Atlanta, United States
Venue(s): Alexander Memorial Coliseum, Atlanta, Georgia
Date Started: July 23, 1996
Date Finished: August 4, 1996
Format: Single elimination tournament.

Gold: CUB Maikro Romero
Silver: KAZ Bolat Zhumadilov
Bronze: GER Zoltan Lunka
RUS Albert Pakeyev


After the early stages of the tournament were devoid of any major upsets, the 4 men who contested the semi-finals in Atlanta were all well-established championship performers. The first semi-final pitted the tournament favourite, [Albert Pakeyev] of Russia who had won the European Championship earlier in the year and the 4-time Cuban champion [Maikro Romero]. Romero proved the better man and won a clear points decision. The second semi was a rematch of the previous year’s World Championships final between Germany’s [Zoltan Lunka] and [Bolat Zhumadilov] of Kazakhstan. Lunka could not repeat his victory of 1995 and the Kazakh progressed to become his nation’s first Olympic boxing finalist. For the first two rounds of the final it appeared that the more mobile Zhumadilov was well on his way to the Olympic title and he led 8-5 as they entered the final three minutes of the bout. Sensing that the Kazakh was now tiring, Romero put everything he could into the final bout and with a flurry of two handed attacks pulled the score line back in his favour as they approached the final 30 seconds. At the final bell Romero held a solitary point advantage but it was enough to him to become the first Cuban Olympic champion in this weight division.

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Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Maikro Romero 23 Cuba CUB Gold
2 Bolat Zhumadilov 23 Kazakhstan KAZ Silver
3T Albert Pakeyev 28 Russia RUS Bronze
3T Zoltan Lunka 26 Germany GER Bronze
5 Daniel Reyes 24 Colombia COL
6 Elias Recaido 26 Philippines PHI
7 Damaen Kelly 23 Ireland IRL
8 Mehdi Assous 18 Algeria ALG
9T Boniface Mukuka 24 Zambia ZAM
9T Khaled Falah 24 Syria SYR
9T Lernik Papyan 29 Armenia ARM
9T Igor Samoilenco 19 Moldova MDA
9T Serhiy Kovhanko 22 Ukraine UKR
9T Hussy Hussein 20 Australia AUS
9T Omar Narváez 20 Argentina ARG
9T Hermensen Ballo 25 Indonesia INA
17T Mohamed Zbir 30 Morocco MAR
17T Richard Sunee 29 Mauritius MRI
17T Phamuansak Phasuwan 25 Thailand THA
17T Tebebu Behonegn 21 Ethiopia ETH
17T Eric Morel 20 United States USA
17T Kazumasa Tsujimoto 21 Japan JPN
17T Omar Adorno 23 Puerto Rico PUR
17T Arson Mapfumo 32 Zimbabwe ZIM
17T Vacislav Neiman 30 Israel ISR
17T Darwin Angeles 27 Honduras HON
17T Carmine Molaro 21 Italy ITA
17T Yuliyan Strogov 24 Bulgaria BUL
17T Joan Guzmán 20 Dominican Republic DOM
17T Howard Gereo 18 Papua New Guinea PNG
17T José Martín Castillo 19 Mexico MEX
17T Guy-Elie Boulingui 28 Gabon GAB