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Boxing, Gold medal at the Summer Olympic Games

DutchBorn Lambertus VAN KLAVEREN

Dutch boxer, who won the gold medal in the featherweight division at the 1928 Summer Olympics in Amsterdam

Born on September 26, 1907 in Rotterdam , Netherlands

Died on February 12, 1992 in Rotterdam , Netherlands

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Born in Rotterdam as Lambertus Steenhorst, he adopted the name of his stepfather Pieter van Klaveren when he was eight. After primary school, he worked as a butcher's assistant and fought in his spare time. He seriously took up boxing aged 16, and around that time changed to a vegetarian diet believing it fits better for a boxer.

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