Shmuel, Ya'acov : Jews In Sports @ Virtual Museum

Shmuel, Ya'acov

Sport:
boxing

Country Represented:
Israel

Years Competed:
1988

Olympic Info:
Shmuel was a member of the Israeli boxing team at the 1988 Seoul Olympics and competed in the featherweight division (126 pounds). He defeated John Mirona of Sudan and Richard Pittman (5-0 decision) of the Cook Islands in early bouts and eventually reached the quarterfinals. Shmuel fought Giovanni Parisi of Italy in the quarterfinals, lost a 5-0 decision, and was eliminated from the competition. Shmuel officially finished in fifth place, which was one of Israel's top performances in the Olympic Games up to that point.

Birth and Death Dates:
unknown

Origin:
Israel


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References:
New York Times, September 25-30, 1998


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