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Muhammad Ali wins Olympic gold....

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September 6, 1960

THE NEW YORK TIMES, September 6, 1960

* Cassius Clay - Muhammad Ali
* Louisville, Kentucky 18 year old
* 1960 Summer Olympics - Rome, Italy
* Light heavyweight boxing gold medal

The sport's section (page 45) has a six column headline: "American Boxers Win Three Gold Medals at Olympics" with subheads that include: "178-Pound Crown Is Taken By Clay" Article begins with: "Cassius Clay, an 18-year-old Louisville light heavyweight, gave the United States its third gold  medal in boxing..." First report coverage on a young Cassius Clay (Muhammad Ali) winning the gold medal in the light heavyweight class. Always nice to have notable events in history reported in this World famous publication.
Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete in 60 pages, a few tiny margin tears, a little light wear and toning to the front page, generally nice.

Category: The 20th Century

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