Billy Ward

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameWilliam "Billy"•Ward
Used nameBilly•Ward
Born16 July 1993 in Bundaberg, Queensland (AUS)
Died4 August 2013 in Gladstone, Queensland (AUS)
Measurements163 cm / 49 kg
AffiliationsGladstone Amateur Boxing Club, Gladstone (AUS)
NOC Australia


Billy Ward started in sports as a gymnast, winning a Queensland junior title in 2004 but switched to boxing in 2006 and won an Australian junior title in 2007. He was out in 2008 with illness but in 2011 made the semi-finals of the Australian U19 flyweight championship, after winning that event at the Queensland U19 tournament. In 2012 Ward won the state, Australian, and Oceanic Championships to qualify for the London Olympics, where he lost his first bout. Ward was known for his wild, curly red hair and his fans often wore red curly wigs to support him. Sadly, only one year after the 2012 Olympics, Ward took his own life.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
2012 Summer Olympics Boxing AUS Billy Ward
Light-Flyweight, Men (Olympic) =17

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