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Light Welterweight
Light welterweight, also known as junior welterweight[1] or super lightweight,[2] is a weight class in combat sports.Contents1 Boxing1.1 Professional boxing1.1.1 Professional champions1.2 Amateur boxing1.2.1 Olympic Champions1.3 Notable Light welterweights2 Kickboxing 3 References 4 External linksBoxing[edit] Professional boxing[edit] In professional boxing, light welterweight is contested between the lightweight and welterweight divisions, in which boxers weigh above 135 pounds and up to 63.5 kg or 140 pounds. The first champion of this weight class was Pinky Mitchell
Pinky Mitchell
in 1946, though he was only awarded his championship by a vote of the readers of the Boxing
Boxing
Blade magazine. There was not widespread acceptance of this new weight division in its early years, and the New York State Athletic Commission withdrew recognition of it in 1930
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Italy At The 1980 Summer Olympics
Italy
Italy
competed at the 1980 Summer Olympics
1980 Summer Olympics
in Moscow, USSR. In partial support of the American-led boycott of the 1980 Summer Olympics, Italy competed under the Olympic Flag instead of its national flag
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Belarus
Coordinates: 53°N 23°E / 53°N 23°E / 53; 23 Republic
Republic
of Belarus Рэспубліка Беларусь (Belarusian) Республика Беларусь (Russian)FlagNational emblemAnthem: Дзяржаўны гімн Рэспублікі Беларусь (Belarusian) Dziaržaŭny himn Respubliki Bielaruś (English: State Anthem of Belarus)Location of  Belarus  (green) in Europe  (dark grey)  –  [Legend]Capital and largest city Minsk 53°55′N 27°33′E / 53.917°N 27.550
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United States At The 1976 Summer Olympics
The United States
United States
competed at the 1976 Summer Olympics
1976 Summer Olympics
in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.[1] 396 competitors, 278 men and 118 women
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United States At The 1972 Summer Olympics
The United States
United States
competed at the 1972 Summer Olympics
1972 Summer Olympics
in Munich, West Germany
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Poland At The 1968 Summer Olympics
Poland
Poland
competed at the 1968 Summer Olympics
1968 Summer Olympics

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Czechoslovakia At The 1960 Summer Olympics
Czechoslovakia, or Czecho-Slovakia[1] (/ˌtʃɛkoʊsloʊˈvækiə, -kə-, -slə-, -ˈvɑː-/;[2][3] Czech and Slovak: Československo, Česko-Slovensko[4][5]), was a sovereign state in Central Europe
Central Europe
that existed from October 1918, when it declared its independence from the Austro-Hungarian Empire, until its peaceful dissolution into the Czech Republic and Slovakia
Slovakia
on 1 January 1993. From 1939 to 1945, following its forced division and partial incorporation into Nazi Germany, the state did not de facto exist but its government-in-exile continued to operate. From 1948 to 1990, Czechoslovakia
Czechoslovakia
was part of the Eastern Bloc
Eastern Bloc
with a command economy. Its economic status was formalized in membership of Comecon
Comecon
from 1949 and its defense status in the Warsaw Pact
Warsaw Pact
of May 1955
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Boxing At The 1960 Summer Olympics
The modern Olympic Games
Olympic Games
or Olympics (French: Jeux olympiques[1][2]) are leading international sporting events featuring summer and winter sports competitions in which thousands of athletes from around the world participate in a variety of competitions. The Olympic Games
Olympic Games
are considered the world's foremost sports competition with more than 200 nations participating.[3] The Olympic Games
Olympic Games
are held every four years, with the Summer and Winter Games alternating by occurring every four years but two years apart. Their creation was inspired by the ancient Olympic Games, which were held in Olympia, Greece, from the 8th century BC to the 4th century AD. Baron Pierre de Coubertin
Pierre de Coubertin
founded the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in 1894, leading to the first modern Games in Athens in 1896
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Soviet Union At The 1956 Summer Olympics
The modern Olympic Games
Olympic Games
or Olympics (French: Jeux olympiques[1][2]) are leading international sporting events featuring summer and winter sports competitions in which thousands of athletes from around the world participate in a variety of competitions. The Olympic Games
Olympic Games
are considered the world's foremost sports competition with more than 200 nations participating.[3] The Olympic Games
Olympic Games
are held every four years, with the Summer and Winter Games alternating by occurring every four years but two years apart. Their creation was inspired by the ancient Olympic Games, which were held in Olympia, Greece, from the 8th century BC to the 4th century AD. Baron Pierre de Coubertin
Pierre de Coubertin
founded the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in 1894, leading to the first modern Games in Athens in 1896
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Boxing At The 1956 Summer Olympics
Boxing
Boxing
at the 1956 Summer Olympics
1956 Summer Olympics
took place in the new stadium at West Melbourne. A total number of 164 competitors entered from 35 nations, of whom 161 from 34 nations weighed-in and boxing was held eight nights and five afternoons. The boxing schedule began on November 23 and ended on December 1
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United States At The 1952 Summer Olympics
The United States
United States
competed at the 1952 Summer Olympics
1952 Summer Olympics
in Helsinki, Finland
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Boxing At The 1952 Summer Olympics
Final results for the Boxing
Boxing
competition at the 1952 Summer Olympics. The events were held at Messuhalli
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1952 Summer Olympics
The 1952 Summer Olympics
1952 Summer Olympics
(Finnish: Kesäolympialaiset 1952; Swedish: Olympiska sommarspelen 1952), officially known as the Games of the XV Olympiad, were an international multi-sport event held in Helsinki, Finland, in 1952. Helsinki
Helsinki
had been earlier selected to host the 1940 Summer Olympics, which were cancelled due to World War II. It is the northernmost city at which a summer Olympic Games
Olympic Games
have been held. These were the first games to be held in a non-Indo-European language speaking country
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Combat Sport
A combat sport, or fighting sport, is a competitive contact sport that usually involves one-on-one combat. In many combat sports, a contestant wins by scoring more points than the opponent or by disabling the opponent. Common combat sports include mixed martial arts, boxing, wrestling, savate, kickboxing, Muay Thai, Sanda, Tae Kwon Do, Capoeira, Brazilian Jiu-jitsu, HMB, Sambo, Kyokushin
Kyokushin
and Kūdō.Contents1 History 2 Popularity of combat sports by gender 3 Modern sports 4 List of combat sports4.1 Striking sports 4.2 Grappling
Grappling
sports 4.3 Hybrid sports 4.4 Weapons5 Techniques 6 Olympic Combat Sports 7 Protective Gear/Clothing 8 See also 9 ReferencesHistory[edit] Further information: History of martial arts Tradition styles of wrestling exist in most cultures; Wrestling
Wrestling
can be considered a cultural universal
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Amateur Boxing
Amateur boxing
Amateur boxing
(also called Olympic Boxing) is a variant of boxing practised at the collegiate level, at the Olympic Games, Pan American Games and Commonwealth Games, as well as many associations. Amateur boxing
Amateur boxing
bouts are short in duration, comprising three rounds of three minutes in men, and four rounds of two minutes in women, each with a one-minute interval between rounds. Men's senior bouts changed in format from four, two-minute rounds to three, three-minute rounds on January 1, 2009. This type of competition prizes point-scoring blows, based on number of clean punches landed, rather than physical power. Also, this short format allows tournaments to feature several bouts over several days, unlike professional boxing, where fighters rest several months between bouts.Amateur boxingCompetitors wear gloves
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United States
Coordinates: 40°N 100°W / 40°N 100°W / 40; -100 United States
United States
of AmericaFlagGreat SealMotto:  "In God
God
We Trust"[1][fn 1]Other traditional mottos  "E pluribus unum" (Lat
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