Leopoldo Serantes

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Leopoldo Serantes (March 15, 1962 – September 1, 2021) was a Filipino amateur boxer and soldier.[1] He competed at the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul, South Korea in the Light Flyweight (-48 kg) division. He won the bronze medal at the event.[2][3] Serantes' win was the first time in 24 years that an athlete from the Philippines won an Olympic medal since 1964.[4]

Serantes died on September 1, 2021 at the age of 59 from problems caused by chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.[5][6]

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  1. Siddayao, Antonio M. (September 30, 1988). "End of a Dream". Manila Standard. Manila Standard News, Inc. p. 32. Retrieved January 29, 2021.
  2. Olympic Movement's results database
  3. Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Leopoldo Serantes Olympic Results". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on April 18, 2020.
  4. "GA raises Serrantes' incentive". Manila Standard. Manila Standard News, Inc. September 30, 1988. p. 30. Retrieved January 29, 2021.
  5. "Olympic boxing medalist Leopoldo Serantes dies". Rappler. Retrieved 2021-09-01.
  6. "Seoul Games bronze medalist Serantes, 59, passes away". Tiebreaker Times. 1 September 2021. Retrieved 1 September 2021.