Boxing at the 1956 Summer Olympics took place at the West Melbourne Stadium. 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 23 November and ended on 1 December. Ten boxing events (all men's individual) were contested.[1]

Medal summary

Games Gold Silver Bronze
Flyweight
(−51 kg)
details
Terence Spinks
 Great Britain
Mircea Dobrescu
 Romania
John Caldwell
 Ireland
René Libeer
 France
Bantamweight
(−54 kg)
details
Wolfgang Behrendt
 United Team of Germany
Song Soon-Chun
 South Korea
Claudio Barrientos
 Chile
Frederick Gilroy
 Ireland
Featherweight
(−57 kg)
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Vladimir Safronov
 Soviet Union
Thomas Nicholls
 Great Britain
Henryk Niedźwiedzki
 Poland
Pentti Hämäläinen
 Finland
Lightweight
(−60 kg)
details
Richard McTaggart
 Great Britain
Harry Kurschat
 United Team of Germany
Anatoly Lagetko
 Soviet Union
Anthony Byrne
 Ireland
Light welterweight
(−63.5 kg)
details
Vladimir Yengibaryan
 Soviet Union
Franco Nenci
 Italy
Constantin Dumitrescu
 Romania
Henry Loubscher
 South Africa
Welterweight
(−67 kg)
details
Nicolae Linca
 Romania
Fred Tiedt
 Ireland
Kevin Hogarth
 Australia
Nicholas Gargano
 Great Britain
Light middleweight
(−71 kg)
details
László Papp
 Hungary
José Torres
 United States
John McCormack
 Great Britain
Zbigniew Pietrzykowski
 Poland
Middleweight
(−75 kg)
details
Gennadi Schatkov
 Soviet Union
Ramón Tapia
 Chile
Gilbert Chapron
 France
Victor Zalazar
 Argentina
Light heavyweight
(−81 kg)
details
James Boyd
 United States
Gheorghe Negrea
 Romania
Carlos Lucas
 Chile
Romualdas Murauskas
 Soviet Union
Heavyweight
(+81 kg)
details
Pete Rademacher
 United States
Lev Mukhin
 Soviet Union
Daniel Bekker
 South Africa
Giacomo Bozzano
 Italy

Medal table

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 Soviet Union (URS)3126
2 Great Britain (GBR)2125
3 United States (USA)2103
4 Romania (ROU)1214
5 United Team of Germany (EUA)1102
6 Hungary (HUN)1001
7 Ireland (IRL)0134
8 Chile (CHI)0123
9 Italy (ITA)0112
10 South Korea (KOR)0101
11 France (FRA)0022
 Poland (POL)0022
 South Africa (RSA)0022
14 Argentina (ARG)0011
 Australia (AUS)0011
 Finland (FIN)0011
Totals (16 entries)10102040

References

  1. ^ "Boxing at the 1956 Melbourne Summer Games". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 19 November 2018.