What year did Muhammad Ali won the gold medal in the Olympics?

Who won the 1960 Olympic gold medal in boxing?


Games Gold Silver
Light heavyweight (−81 kg) Cassius Clay United States Zbigniew Pietrzykowski Poland
Heavyweight (+81 kg) Francesco de Piccoli Italy Daniel Bekker South Africa

Did Ali lose his gold medal?

Muhammad Ali was so angered by racism, he tossed his Olympic boxing gold into a river. Boxing at the 1960 Rome Olympics was historic as two of the competitors subsequently become Hall of Fame legends of professional boxing.

Did Ali throw his medal in the river?

“But they put me out in the street. So I went down to the river, the Ohio River, and threw my gold medal in it. “I didn’t take that medal off for 48 hours.

Who gave away their gold medal?

It was Muhammad Ali who released the story, but fifteen years after the alleged incident. People who knew him well said he had never thrown the medal in the river, it meant too much to him, and that it was lost during a house move.

What happened to the gold medal won by boxer Cassius Clay later known as Muhammad Ali in the 1960 Rome Olympics?

Shortly after winning the Olympic gold medal for light heavyweight boxing, Ali was refused service at a downtown Louisville, Kentucky diner due to his race. Ali claims he left the diner, walked across a bridge, and flung his gold medal into the Ohio River.

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Did Muhammad Ali participate in Olympics?

After watching some boxing programmes on TV, he finally decided to take up the sport. Not only did this decision resulted in an Olympic gold medal, but also created a boxing titan. Despite being only 18 when he competed in the Rome Olympics, Ali won the 81kg weight division gold with all-conquering ease.