Boxing at the 2004 Summer Olympics

Boxing at the 2004 Summer Olympics took place in the Peristeri Olympic Boxing Hall. The event was only open to men and bouts were contested over four rounds of two minutes each. Five judges scored the fighters in real time and the boxer with the most points at the end was the winner.[1]

Boxing
at the Games of the XXVIII Olympiad
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VenuePeristeri Olympic Boxing Hall
Dates14 – 29 August 2004
Competitors280 from 72 nations
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Three days before the Games opening ceremony the International Olympic Committee announced that Kenyan boxer David Munyasia had tested positive for cathine and has been excluded from the event.[2]

Several medalists at the 2004 Olympics, including Amir Khan, Andre Ward, Gennady Golovkin, Yuriorkis Gamboa, and Guillermo Rigondeaux, later went on to become world champions in professional boxing. However, Russian boxers don’t typically turn pro as their government provides them with extensive funding which allows them to keep their “amateur” status and compete at multiple Olympics.[3] The tournament was also Mario Kindelán's final Olympic event before retirement, with a second lightweight gold metal after beating Amir Khan.

Test eventEdit

The pre-olympic test event, better known as the 25th Acropolis Cup, was held from 26 to 30 May 2004 in the Peristeri Olympic Boxing Hall in Athens, Greece.

QualificationEdit

The following tournaments were used as qualification tournaments for boxing at the 2004 Summer Olympics.

Africa
North and South America
Asia
Europe
Australia and Oceania

Medal summaryEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Light flyweight
details
Yan Bartelemí
  Cuba
Atagün Yalçınkaya
  Turkey
Zou Shiming
  China
Sergey Kazakov
  Russia
Flyweight
details
Yuriorkis Gamboa
  Cuba
Jérôme Thomas
  France
Fuad Aslanov
  Azerbaijan
Rustamhodza Rahimov
  Germany
Bantamweight
details
Guillermo Rigondeaux
  Cuba
Worapoj Petchkoom
  Thailand
Aghasi Mammadov
  Azerbaijan
Bahodirjon Sultonov
  Uzbekistan
Featherweight
details
Aleksei Tishchenko
  Russia
Kim Song-guk
  North Korea
Vitali Tajbert
  Germany
Jo Seok-Hwan
  South Korea
Lightweight
details
Mario Kindelán
  Cuba
Amir Khan
  Great Britain
Serik Yeleuov
  Kazakhstan
Murat Khrachev
  Russia
Light welterweight
details
Manus Boonjumnong
  Thailand
Yudel Johnson
  Cuba
Boris Georgiev
  Bulgaria
Ionuţ Gheorghe
  Romania
Welterweight
details
Bakhtiyar Artayev
  Kazakhstan
Lorenzo Aragón
  Cuba
Kim Jung-Joo
  South Korea
Oleg Saitov
  Russia
Middleweight
details
Gaydarbek Gaydarbekov
  Russia
Gennady Golovkin
  Kazakhstan
Suriya Prasathinphimai
  Thailand
Andre Dirrell
  United States
Light heavyweight
details
Andre Ward
  United States
Magomed Aripgadjiev
  Belarus
Ahmed Ismail
  Egypt
Utkirbek Haydarov
  Uzbekistan
Heavyweight
details
Odlanier Solís
  Cuba
Viktar Zuyev
  Belarus
Mohamed Elsayed
  Egypt
Nasser Al Shami
  Syria
Super heavyweight
details
Alexander Povetkin
  Russia
Mohamed Aly
  Egypt
Michel López Núñez
  Cuba
Roberto Cammarelle
  Italy

Medal tableEdit

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  Cuba (CUB)5218
2  Russia (RUS)3036
3  Kazakhstan (KAZ)1113
  Thailand (THA)1113
5  United States (USA)1012
6  Belarus (BLR)0202
7  Egypt (EGY)0123
8  France (FRA)0101
  Great Britain (GBR)0101
  North Korea (PRK)0101
  Turkey (TUR)0101
12  Azerbaijan (AZE)0022
  Germany (GER)0022
  South Korea (KOR)0022
  Uzbekistan (UZB)0022
16  Bulgaria (BUL)0011
  China (CHN)0011
  Italy (ITA)0011
  Romania (ROU)0011
  Syria (SYR)0011
Totals (20 nations)11112244

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Boxing at the 2004 Athens Summer Games". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 20 January 2019.
  2. ^ Media
  3. ^ "Feature: Why Putin's closest ally watches over Russian boxing". 5 May 2017.

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