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Olympic Boxers of Lithuania - Juozas Vin?a, Jaroslavas Jak To, Daugirdas Semiotas, Rolandas Jasevi?ius, Ivanas Stapovi?ius, Vidas Bi?iulaitis (Paperback) Loot Price: R261 Discovery Miles 2 610
Olympic Boxers of Lithuania - Juozas Vin?a, Jaroslavas Jak To, Daugirdas Semiotas, Rolandas Jasevi?ius, Ivanas Stapovi?ius,...
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Chapters: Juozas Vin?a, Jaroslavas Jak to, Daugirdas Semiotas, Rolandas Jasevi?ius, Ivanas Stapovi?ius, Vidas Bi?iulaitis, Egidijus Kavaliauskas. Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 21. Not illustrated. Free updates online. Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Excerpt: Juozas Vina (27 November 1905 in iauliai 29 August 1990 in Boston, MA) was a Lithuanian boxer who competed in the 1928 Summer Olympics, representing Lithuania. Vina started his sport career in 1925 with weightlifting, but Steponas Darius persuaded him to switch to boxing. By 1926 Vina had become Lithuanian champion. In 1927 and 1928 he became the Baltic champion when he defeated boxers from Latvia, Estonia, and East Prussia. In the 1928 Olympics he was eliminated in the second round of the light heavyweight class after losing his fight to Don McCorkindale. That was the best result for Lithuania, which was competing in the Olympics for the first time. His achievement helped to popularize boxing among Lithuanian youth. After the Olympics Vina became a professional boxer. He moved to the United States, where he was managed by the men who also managed Jack Sharkey. In 1931 he injured his wrist and returned to Lithuania. In 1932 he attempted to restart his career in France, but the injury renewed. He them took up wrestling and competed in England and France. When he retired, Vina served with Lithuanian police in Klaipda (19341938). During World War II he retreated to Germany and from there to the United States. Until 1954 he competed in American wrestling competitions. ...More: http: //booksllc.net/?id=2139709

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Imprint: Books + Company
Country of origin: United States
Release date: September 2010
First published: September 2010
Editors: Books Llc
Creators: Books Llc
Dimensions: 152 x 229 x 1mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 22
ISBN-13: 978-1-158-44222-5
Barcode: 9781158442225
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LSN: 1-158-44222-X

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