Song Sun-Cheon

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 1
Bronze 0
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameSong•Sun-Cheon
Used nameSong•Sun-Cheon
Name orderOriental
Original name송•순천
Other namesSong Soon-Chun
Born15 January 1934 in Seoul (KOR)
Died15 October 2019
Measurements163 cm / 57 kg
NOC Republic of Korea

Biography

Song Sun-Cheon boxed at the 1956 and 1960 Olympics, winning a silver medal as a bantamweight in 1956. He lost the final to German Wolfgang Behrendt, which was disputed by Korean boxing officials. Song also won a bronze medal at the 1958 Asian Games as a featherweight.

Song later became an educator, teaching at Cheongju University in North Chungcheong Province and Yongin University in Gyeonggi Province. After his retirement he was made a professor emeritus. He also was a founding member of the Korean Olympic Medalists’ Association and served as chairman.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1956 Summer Olympics Boxing KOR Song Sun-Cheon
Bantamweight, Men (Olympic) 2 Silver
1960 Summer Olympics Boxing KOR Song Sun-Cheon
Featherweight, Men (Olympic) =9

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