Daniel Bekker

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Daniel Bekker
Personal information
Born 9 February 1932
Dordrecht, Eastern Cape
Died 22 October 2009

Daniel "Daan" Wepener Bekker (9 February 1932 – 22 October 2009) was a South African boxer, who won the bronze medal in the Heavyweight division (+ 91 kg) at the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne, Australia. Four years later in Rome he captured the silver medal in the same category.

Amateur career

Bekker was the South African Heavyweight Champion from 1955–1959 and 1961.

Olympic Results


Bekker died on 22 October 2009 after a long struggle with Parkinson's and Alzheimer's diseases.[1]


  1. Ron Jackson, SA super amateur passes Fightnews.com. Retrieved on 23 October 2009.

External links

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