Eddie Blay
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Blay in 1965
Personal information
Born9 November 1937
Accra, Gold Coast (now Ghana)
Died15 October 2006 (aged 68)
Accra, Ghana
Height1.72 m (5 ft 8 in)
Weight57 kg (126 lb)
Medal record
Representing  Ghana
Olympic Games
Bronze medal – third place 1964 Tokyo Light Welterweight
Commonwealth Games
Gold medal – first place 1962 Perth Lightweight
Gold medal – first place 1966 Kingston Welterweight

Edward Blay (9 November 1937 – 15 October 2006) was a Ghanaian boxer. He competed at the 1960 and 1964 Olympics and won a bronze medal in the light welterweight (63.5 kg) category in 1964.[1] Blay was a two-time Commonwealth Games champion, in 1962 and 1966,[2]and amateur boxer from the late 50s to 1968, and later briefly fought as a professional boxer.[3] He lived in Italy for some time, and after returning to Ghana established the Sole Mio restaurant at Osu, Accra.[3][4]

1960 Summer Olympic Games results

Below is the record of Eddie Blay, a Ghanaian lightweight boxer who competed at the 1960 Summer Olympic Games in Rome, Italy:


  1. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Eddie Blay". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 18 April 2020.
  2. ^ "Eddie Blay – Amateur Highlights", Box Rec.
  3. ^ a b "Eddie Blay Passes Away", Modern Ghana, 18 October 2006.
  4. ^ "Eddie Blay's boxing medals missing", GhanaWeb, 25 September 2003.