Michaelsen, Jacob : Jews In Sports @ Virtual Museum

Michaelsen, Jacob

M. Jacob Michaelsen

Birth and Death Dates:

Career Highlights:
The Danish amateur heavyweight champion in 1928, Michaelsen competed in the Olympic Games that year. He received a first-round bye and then defeated a French fighter named Garbedois in the second-round. Upon reaching the semifinals, Michaelsen faced Arturo Rodrigues Jurado of Argentina and lost a decision. He then fought in the third-place bout against a Norgwegian and captured the bronze medal when his opponent retired.


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The Jewish Almanac, edited by Richard Siegel and Carl Rheins (New York: Bantam Books, 1980)
The Olympic Games: Athens 1896-Sydney 2000, (New York: Dorling Kindersley, 1999)
The Official Report of the 1928 Olympic Games