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Chris Kempson casts his eye back through Olympic history to highlight the minimal recognized names that was successful in the Olympics for the small boxing nations
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n’t constantly boxers from the more well known amateur


nations that win medals at the summertime Olympics.
Join me and also in no specific order, meet a few of those from across the globe who have done themselves and also their nations proud. None of them were possibly anticipated to medal at their particular Games; but they did as well as every success to them for doing so. They was worthy of and also enjoyed their times of Olympic magnificence.
Allow us now assess their specific success. At the end of this short article, we will
concentrate on Croatia and also potentially their initial ever before heavyweight champion of the world.
Yet we start in South America and also in Uruguay particularly. The year is 1964 and the place is Tokyo

, we will certainly be going there once more next year. A delightfully called bantamweight, Washington Rodriguez won a bronze medal, two years earlier he had safeguarded a bronze at the Latin American Games. He stays the sole medal champion for his nation in
the Olympic ring. He boxed and also won three times in Tokyo, before satisfying the host nation’s Takao Sakurai in the semi-final where the Japanese boxer

won unanimously, going on to ultimately
declare the gold medal; the first for his country in the Olympic boxing ring.
Rodriguez for his part defeated Cambodian Ek Sam An, after that stopped Jaroslav A lajs of the previous Czechoslovakia in the third round, previously defeating Nigeria’s Karimu Young.

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