Günther MEIER

Federal Republic of Germany FRG

Boxing

  • Olympic Medals
    1 B
  • Games participations
    2
  • First Olympic Games
    Mexico City 1968
  • Year of Birth
    1941
Olympic Results

Biography

Günther MEIER

West German boxer Günther Meier won a light-middleweight bronze medal at the 1968 Mexico Olympics. He lost to the eventual champion Boris Lagutin, from the Soviet Union, by a clear 1-4 decision in their semi-final. Four years later, Meier moved up to welterweight at the München Games, and again lost to the eventual Olympic Champion, this time in the quarter-final, when beaten by Cuban Emilio Correa, who had beaten East German Manfred Wolke in the previous round. Meier then retired, and started a career as an amateur coach. By profession, he was a paratrooper at the German Bundeswehr and later became a sports teacher.

Domestically Meier won the West German national titles in 1965-66 and 1968 in the light-middleweight division, and in 1970-71 at welterweight. He also won the European welterweight title in 1969, beating Romanian Victor Zilberman in the final.

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Olympic Results

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Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Munich 1972

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Welterweight (≤67 kilograms)
Welterweight (≤67 kilograms) Boxing
Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Mexico City 1968

B
Light-Middleweight (≤71 kilograms)
Light-Middleweight (≤71 kilograms) Boxing