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Boxing at the 2008 Summer Olympics

The boxing programme of the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, China was held at the Workers Indoor Arena.

Boxing
at the Games of the XXIX Olympiad
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VenueWorkers Indoor Arena
Dates9–24 August
Competitors283 from 77 nations
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Medals were awarded in eleven events, with each event corresponding to a recognized weight division of male boxers. The 2008 games were the last Olympic boxing competition to exclude women, as the International Olympic Committee approved the introduction of female boxing events for the 2012 London Olympics.

Like other Olympic combat sports, two bronze medals are awarded; in the case of boxing, both losing semi-finalists receive a bronze medal, with no further play-off. As a result, the quarter-final essentially equates to a bronze medal match, a semi-final to a silver medal match, and the final to a gold medal match. 44 medals are therefore available, 22 of which are bronze medals.

Contents

Medal summaryEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Light flyweight
details
Zou Shiming
  China
Pürevdorjiin Serdamba
  Mongolia
Paddy Barnes
  Ireland
Yampier Hernández
  Cuba
Flyweight
details
Somjit Jongjohor
  Thailand
Andry Laffita
  Cuba
Georgy Balakshin
  Russia
Vincenzo Picardi
  Italy
Bantamweight
details
Enkhbatyn Badar-Uugan
  Mongolia
Yankiel León
  Cuba
Bruno Julie
  Mauritius
Veaceslav Gojan
  Moldova
Featherweight
details
Vasyl Lomachenko
  Ukraine
Khedafi Djelkhir
  France
Yakup Kılıç
  Turkey
Shahin Imranov
  Azerbaijan
Lightweight
details
Aleksei Tishchenko
  Russia
Daouda Sow
  France
Hrachik Javakhyan
  Armenia
Yordenis Ugás
  Cuba
Light welterweight
details
Manuel Félix Díaz
  Dominican Republic
Manus Boonjumnong
  Thailand
Roniel Iglesias
  Cuba
Alexis Vastine
  France
Welterweight
details
Bakhyt Sarsekbayev
  Kazakhstan
Carlos Banteaux Suárez
  Cuba
Hanati Silamu
  China
Kim Jung-Joo
  South Korea
Middleweight
details
James DeGale
  Great Britain
Emilio Correa
  Cuba
Darren Sutherland
  Ireland
Vijender Singh
  India
Light heavyweight
details
Zhang Xiaoping
  China
Kenneth Egan
  Ireland
Tony Jeffries
  Great Britain
Yerkebuian Shynaliyev
  Kazakhstan
Heavyweight
details
Rakhim Chakhkiev
  Russia
Clemente Russo
  Italy
Osmay Acosta
  Cuba
Deontay Wilder
  United States
Super heavyweight
details
Roberto Cammarelle
  Italy
Zhang Zhilei
  China
Vyacheslav Glazkov
  Ukraine
David Price
  Great Britain

Medal tableEdit

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  China2114
2  Russia2013
3  Italy1113
4  Mongolia1102
  Thailand1102
6  Great Britain1023
7  Kazakhstan1012
  Ukraine1012
9  Dominican Republic1001
10  Cuba0448
11  France0213
12  Ireland0123
13  Armenia0011
  Azerbaijan0011
  India0011
  Mauritius0011
  Moldova0011
  South Korea0011
  Turkey0011
  United States0011
Totals (20 nations)11112244

EventsEdit

Qualifying criteriaEdit

A National Olympic Committee (NOC) may enter up to 1 athlete in each event. Nine places will be reserved for the host nation, from which it will choose 6 places maximum, while the remaining places will be allocated to the Tripartite Invitation Commission. For each athlete from the host NOC who qualifies through the AIBA World Amateur Boxing Championships, the host nation will lose a guaranteed place.

Qualification events are:

The quota awarded to each of the continents is as follows:

Event Africa Asia Europe America Oceania Host/Invitation TOTAL
Light Fly (−48 kg) 6 6 8 6 1 1 28
Fly (48–51 kg) 6 6 8 6 1 1 28
Bantam (51–54 kg) 6 6 8 6 1 1 28
Feather (54–57 kg) 6 6 8 6 1 1 28
Light (57–60 kg) 6 5 9 6 1 1 28
Light Welter (60–64 kg) 6 5 9 6 1 1 28
Welter (64–69 kg) 6 5 9 6 1 1 28
Middle (69–75 kg) 6 5 9 6 1 1 28
Light Heavy (75–81 kg) 6 5 9 6 1 1 28
Heavy (81–91 kg) 3 2 7 3 1 16
Super Heavy (+91 kg) 3 2 7 3 1 16
TOTAL 60 53 91 60 11 9 284*

* Two additional places will be awarded by Tripartite Invitation Commission, so the athlete quota will be 286

Participating nationsEdit

ReferencesEdit