Adkins, Charles

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Name
Adkins, Charles Gender: M
born on 27 April 1932 at 07:30 (= 07:30 AM )
Place Gary, Indiana, 41n36, 87w21
Timezone CST h6w (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 07°04' s_mo.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 06°12 Asc.s_gemcol.18.gif 23°31'



Biography

American boxer, who was the Olympic Gold Medallist at the 1952 Helsinki Olympics, in the Light Welterweight (140 lb/63.5 kg) class. In the final he defeated Viktor Mednov of the Soviet Union on a 2-1 decision. The bout was notable as being the first ever boxing match between the United States and the Soviet Union.

At the time of the Olympics, Adkins, was a 20-year-old police administration student. Adkins also won the National AAU Lightweight championship in 1949.

Adkins attended San Jose State University, which had a dominant collegiate boxing program.

He died on 8 July 1993, aged 61.

Link to Wikipedia biography

Events

  • Work : Prize 2 August 1952 (Olympic Gold medal in Boxing - Light Welterweight)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.

Source Notes

Sy Scholfield provided birth certificate from Indiana archives.

Categories

  • Vocation : Sports : Boxing (Light Welterweight)
  • Notable : Awards : Olympics (Gold medal)