GONZALES Paul (1964), United States / Boxing
This American boxer is very small. He boxes in the flyweight category (47 kg) and has an enormous heart. His past cannot really be commended. He was accused of murder and got a bullet in the head in a gang war at home in Los Angeles. This unusual beginning finally led him to boxing. And it was a cop that started him off. He dedicated his gold medal at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics to his mentor to remind everyone that there are always ways of getting out of even the worst situations.