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Félix Savón

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 3
Silver 0
Bronze 0
Total 3
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameFélix•Savón Fabré
Used nameFélix•Savón
Born22 September 1967 in San Vicente (CUB)
Measurements198 cm / 91 kg
NOC Cuba

Biography

Félix Savón is one of only three Olympic boxers to have won three gold medals (with Laszló Papp of Hungary and his countryman, Teofilo Stevenson). He won his titles in 1992, 1996, and 2000 in the heavyweight class. He would likely have four gold medals had Cuba not boycotted the 1988 Seoul Olympics. Savón is the only boxer to have six consecutive amateur world titles – 1986, 1989, 1991, 1993, 1995, and 1997. He lost the 1999 world championships to Michael Bennett of the United States, when he withdrew from injury, but avenged that defeat in an Olympic quarter-final match in 2000. Savón was Pan-American Champion in 1987, 1991, and 1995. He was never allowed to box professionally, but would have been a formidable force had he done so.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1992 Summer Olympics Boxing CUB Félix Savón
Heavyweight, Men (Olympic) 1 Gold
1996 Summer Olympics Boxing CUB Félix Savón
Heavyweight, Men (Olympic) 1 Gold
2000 Summer Olympics Boxing CUB Félix Savón
Heavyweight, Men (Olympic) 1 Gold

Other participations

Games Role NOC As
2000 Summer Olympics Flagbearer at the Opening Ceremony CUB Félix Savón

Olympic family relations

Special Notes