M. Jacob Michaelsen
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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.
Use links below to navigate through the boxing section of Jews In Sports.
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