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black and white photographs of Irish Olympic Team, Melbourne Olympic Games, 1956.

Boxers Leave for Olympics in Melbourne.26/11/1956..Fred Tiedt (South City Dublin) Welter-Weight Boxer ..Frederick 'Fred' Tiedt (16/10/1935 – 15/06/1999) was born in Dublin, Ireland. He was an amateur and professional boxer..Tiedt won a silver medal for Ireland at the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne, Australia in the welterweight division. Tiedt beat opponents from Poland, the United States, and Australia before losing a split decision to Nicolae Linca of Romania. The following year Tiedt won a bronze medal at the European Amateur Boxing Championships in Prague....He turned professional in 1959 but his professional career was not as successful as his amateur career with a points victory over Al Sharpe to gain the Irish Welterweight Title the only highlight. Tiedt finished with a record of 12 wins, 7 defeats and 2 ties.

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1956 - 26/11 Maeve Kyle and Boxers Leave for Olympics in Melbourne, 1956 - 10/11 Olympic Games - Irish Team Leaves for Melbourne, 1956 – 26/11 Maeve Kyle and Boxers Leave for Olympics in Melbourne, 1956 - 10/11 Olympic Games - Irish Team Leaves for Melbourne, images of ireland 1950s
Boxers Leave for Olympics in Melbourne.26/11/1956..Fred Tiedt (South City Dublin) Welter-Weight Boxer ..Frederick 'Fred' Tiedt (16/10/1935 – 15/06/1999) was born in Dublin, Ireland.  He was an amateur and professional boxer..Tiedt won a silver medal for Ireland at the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne, Australia in the welterweight division. Tiedt beat opponents from Poland, the United States, and Australia before losing a split decision to Nicolae Linca of Romania. The following year Tiedt won a bronze medal at the European Amateur Boxing Championships in Prague....He turned professional in 1959 but his professional career was not as successful as his amateur career with a points victory over Al Sharpe to gain the Irish Welterweight Title the only highlight. Tiedt finished with a record of 12 wins, 7 defeats and 2 ties.