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Boxing at the 1996 Atlanta Summer Games:

Men's Light-Welterweight

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Host City: Atlanta, United States
Venue(s): Alexander Memorial Coliseum, Atlanta, Georgia
Date Started: July 24, 1996
Date Finished: August 4, 1996
Format: Single elimination tournament.

Gold: CUB Héctor Vinent
Silver: GER Oktay Urkal
Bronze: KAZ Bolat Niyazymbetov
TUN Fathi Missaoui


Since before the Barcelona Games the 1992 Olympic Champion [Héctor Vinent] of Cuba had reigned supreme in the light-welterweight division and had won both the 1993 and 1995 World Championship titles. His only major defeat during this period was at the 1995 Pan-American Games in Argentina where he lost a debatable decision to the host nation’s Walter Crucce. Crucce did not compete in Atlanta as he decided to pursue a career as a professional in late 1995.

Vinent started his campaign with a knockout victory then had three successive easy points wins which yielded an aggregate points score of 63 against 14. In the opposite corner for the gold medal bout was [Oktay Urkal], A German of Turkish heritage, who had been crowned European champion earlier in the year. The Cuban used his reach advantage to pick off the onrushing Urkal and, when the German threatened to take advantage on the inside, Vinent returned his punches with interest. He fought on for another four years in the hope of winning a third Olympic gold in Sydney but failed to make the Olympic team in 2000

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Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Héctor Vinent 23 Cuba CUB Gold
2 Oktay Urkal 26 Germany GER Silver
3T Bolat Niyazymbetov 23 Kazakhstan KAZ Bronze
3T Fathi Missaoui 22 Tunisia TUN Bronze
5 Eduard Zakharov 21 Russia RUS
6 Babak Moghimi 18 Iran IRI
7 Mohamed Allalou 22 Algeria ALG
8 Nordine Mouchi 24 France FRA
9T Nurhan Süleymanoğlu 25 Turkey TUR
9T Phil Boudreault 20 Canada CAN
9T Davis Mwale 24 Zambia ZAM
9T Gerry Legras 30 Seychelles SEY
9T Jacek Bielski 24 Poland POL
9T Francie Barrett 19 Ireland IRL
9T David Diaz 20 United States USA
9T Sergey Bykovsky 24 Belarus BLR
17T Han Hyeong-Min 25 South Korea KOR
17T Aboubacar Diallo 20 Guinea GUI
17T Rashi Ali Hadj Matumla 28 Tanzania TAN
17T Fumitaka Nitami 21 Japan JPN
17T Steven Kevi 28 Papua New Guinea PNG
17T Carlos Martínez 17 Mexico MEX
17T Dario Esalas 21 Colombia COL
17T Radoslav Suslekov 22 Bulgaria BUL
17T Luis Pérez 23 Puerto Rico PUR
17T Peter Bulinga 33 Kenya KEN
17T Zely dos Santos 19 Brazil BRA
17T Lee Trautsch 25 Australia AUS
17T Jacobo Garcia 23 United States Virgin Islands ISV
17T Reynaldo Galido 21 Philippines PHI
17T Besik' Vardzelashvili 19 Georgia GEO
17T Ullah Usman 21 Pakistan PAK