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Boxing at the 1956 Summer Olympics took place in the new stadium at West Melbourne. A total number of 164 competitors entered from 35 nations, of whom 161 from 34 nations weighed-in and boxing was held eight nights and five afternoons. The boxing schedule began on November 23 and ended on December 1. Ten boxing events (all men's individual) were contested.

Medal tableEdit

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 Soviet Union Soviet Union (URS) 3126
2 Great Britain Great Britain (GBR) 2125
3 US flag 48 stars.svg.png United States (USA) 2103
4 Romania Romania (ROU) 1214
5 Germany Germany (EUA) 1102
6 Hungary Hungary (HUN) 1001
7 Ireland Ireland (IRL) 0134
8 Chile Chile (CHI) 0123
9 Italy Italy (ITA) 0112
10 South Korea South Korea (KOR) 0101
11 France France (FRA) 0022
Poland Poland (POL) 0022
South Africa South Africa (RSA) 0022
14 Argentina Argentina (ARG) 0011
Australia Australia (AUS) 0011
Finland Finland (FIN) 0011

Flyweight (– 51 kg)Edit

  • 19 participants from 19 nations
RANK NAME ATHLETE COUNTRY
Gold Terence Spinks 22x20px GBR
Silver Mircea Dobrescu 22x20px ROU
Bronze John Caldwell 22x20px IRL
Bronze René Libeer 22x20px FRA

First RoundEdit

Second RoundEdit

QuarterfinalsEdit

SemifinalsEdit

FinalEdit

Bantamweight (54 kg)Edit

  • 18 participants from 18 nations
RANK NAME ATHLETE COUNTRY
Gold Wolfgang Behrendt 22x20px EUA
Silver Song Soon-Chun 22x20px KOR
Bronze Claudio Barrientos 22x20px CHI
Bronze Frederick Gilroy 22x20px IRL

First RoundEdit

Second RoundEdit

QuarterfinalsEdit

SemifinalsEdit

FinalEdit

Featherweight (57 kg)Edit

  • 18 participants from 18 nations
RANK NAME ATHLETE COUNTRY
Gold Vladimir Safronov 22x20px URS
Silver Thomas Nicholls 22x20px GBR
Bronze Henryk Niedźwiedzki 22x20px POL
Bronze Pentti Hämäläinen 22x20px FIN

First RoundEdit

Second RoundEdit

QuarterfinalsEdit

SemifinalsEdit

FinalEdit

Lightweight (60 kg)Edit

  • 18 participants from 18 nations
RANK NAME ATHLETE COUNTRY
Gold Richard McTaggart 22x20px GBR
Silver Harry Kurschat 22x20px EUA
Bronze Anatoly Lagetko 22x20px URS
Bronze Anthony Byrne 22x20px IRL

First RoundEdit

Second RoundEdit

QuarterfinalsEdit

SemifinalsEdit

FinalEdit

Light Welterweight (63.5 kg)Edit

  • 22 participants from 22 nations
RANK NAME ATHLETE COUNTRY
Gold Vladimir Yengibaryan 22x20px URS
Silver Franco Nenci 22x20px ITA
Bronze Constantin Dumitrescu 22x20px ROU
Bronze Henry Loubscher 22x20px RSA

First RoundEdit

Second RoundEdit

QuarterfinalsEdit

SemifinalsEdit

FinalEdit

Welterweight (67 kg)Edit

  • 16 participants from 16 nations
RANK NAME ATHLETE COUNTRY
Gold Nicolae Linca 22x20px ROU
Silver Fred Tiedt 22x20px IRL
Bronze Kevin Hogarth 22x20px AUS
Bronze Nicholas Gargano 22x20px GBR

First RoundEdit

QuarterfinalsEdit

SemifinalsEdit

FinalEdit

Light Middleweight (71 kg)Edit

  • 14 participants from 14 nations
RANK NAME ATHLETE COUNTRY
Gold László Papp 22x20px HUN
Silver José Torres US flag 48 stars.svg.png USA
Bronze John McCormack 22x20px GBR
Bronze Zbigniew Pietrzykowski 22x20px POL

First RoundEdit

QuarterfinalsEdit

SemifinalsEdit

FinalEdit

Middleweight (75 kg)Edit

  • 14 participants from 14 nations
RANK NAME ATHLETE COUNTRY
Gold Gennadi Schatkov 22x20px URS
Silver Ramón Tapia 22x20px CHI
Bronze Gilbert Chapron 22x20px FRA
Bronze Victor Zalazar 22x20px ARG

First RoundEdit

QuarterfinalsEdit

SemifinalsEdit

FinalEdit

Light Heavyweight (81 kg)Edit

  • 11 participants from 11 nations
RANK NAME ATHLETE COUNTRY
Gold James Boyd US flag 48 stars.svg.png USA
Silver Gheorghe Negrea 22x20px ROU
Bronze Carlos Lucas 22x20px CHI
Bronze Romualdas Murauskas 22x20px URS

First RoundEdit

QuarterfinalsEdit

SemifinalsEdit

FinalEdit

Heavyweight (91 kg)Edit

  • 11 participants from 11 nations
RANK NAME ATHLETE COUNTRY
Gold Pete Rademacher US flag 48 stars.svg.png USA
Silver Lev Mukhin 22x20px URS
Bronze Daniel Bekker 22x20px RSA
Bronze Giacomo Bozzano 22x20px ITA

First RoundEdit

QuarterfinalsEdit

SemifinalsEdit

FinalEdit

ReferencesEdit

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