At 22 years of age, Lefkowitz was a member of the United States boxing team at the 1924 Paris Olympics, and competed in the middleweight division. Seeded No. 14, Adolph received a first round bye (he did not draw an opponent) before fighting a Canadian boxer named Black. Lefkowitz was knocked out in the second-round of the bout and was eliminated from the competition.
Lefkowitz captained the University of Virginia boxing team and according to the American Hebrew, was 'the only athlete to win a major letter in a minor sport' in 1924.
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Use links below to navigate through the olympics section of Jews In Sports.
encyclopedia of JEWS in sports, by Bernard Postal, Jesse Silver, and Roy Silver (New York: Bloch Publishing Co., 1965)
American Hebrew, December 19, 1924