Mark Leduc

Mark Leduc
Medal record
Men's Boxing
Competitor for  Canada
Olympic Games
Silver 1992 Barcelona Light Welterweight

Mark Leduc (May 4, 1962 – July 22, 2009) was a boxer from Canada, who won a silver medal at the 1992 Barcelona Summer Olympics.


Amateur career

  • Amateur Record: 158-26
  • Won an Olympic Silver Medal 1992 for Canada.

Olympic results

  • Defeated Godfrey Wakaabu (Uganda) 9-2
  • Defeated Dillon Carew (Guyana) 5-0
  • Defeated Laid Bouneb (Algeria) 8-1
  • Defeated Leonard Dorin (Romania) 13-6
  • Lost to Héctor Vinent (Cuba) 1-11

Professional boxing career

Leduc turned pro in 1992 and had limited success. He retired in 1993 with a record of 4-1-0 after losing to Michel Galarneau.

After retirement and coming out

In 1994, after retiring, Leduc came out as gay in the TV documentary For the Love of the Game, one of the few boxers ever to do so.[1] He also spoke about being a gay athlete in CBC Radio's documentary "The Last Closet" and spent time talking to gay youth. [2] He attended Toronto’s Pride Parade in 1999 as grand marshal (with Savoy Howe). Leduc worked for and volunteered with the Toronto People with AIDS Foundation, later becoming a set-builder and construction worker in the film industry.

Leduc died on July 22, 2009 in Toronto. He had collapsed in the sauna of a local hotel, and doctors suggested that his death may have resulted from heat stroke.[3]


  1. ^ Koymasky, Matt & Andrej, [1], The Living Room: Biographies. Retrieved 2008-10-06. WARNING: May not be safe for work - Andrej Koymasky's website has gay love stories and graphics which some workplace filters block as porn.
  2. ^ Chris Iorfida (July 24, 2009). "Leduc remembered as Olympic champ, gay role model". CBC Sports. Retrieved September 21, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Mark Leduc, 47: Gay athlete, Olympic medalist". Toronto Star, July 24, 2009.

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