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Boxing at the 2016 Summer Olympics

Boxing
at the Games of the XXXI Olympiad
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Venue Riocentro – Pavilion 6
Dates 6–21 August 2016
No. of events 13
Competitors 286 from 76 nations
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Boxing at the
2016 Summer Olympics
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Qualification
Men Women
  49 kg     51 kg  
  52 kg     60 kg  
  56 kg     75 kg  
  60 kg      
  64 kg      
  69 kg      
  75 kg      
  81 kg      
  91 kg      
  +91 kg      

The boxing tournaments at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro took place from 6 to 21 August 2016 at the Pavilion 6 of Riocentro.[1]

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Competition formatEdit

On March 23, 2013, the Amateur International Boxing Association instituted significant changes to the format. The World Series of Boxing, AIBA's pro team league which started in 2010, already enabled team members to retain 2012 Olympic eligibility. The newer AIBA Pro Boxing Tournament, consisting of pros who sign 5 year contracts with AIBA and compete on pro cards leading up to the tournament, also provides a pathway for new pros to retain their Olympic eligibility and retain ties with national committees. The elimination of headgear and the adoption of the "10-point must" scoring system further clears the delineation between amateur and pro format.[2][3]

Similar to 2012 format, men competed in the following ten events:

As for the women, they were eligible to compete in the following three events:

Qualifying criteriaEdit

Each National Olympic Committee was permitted to enter up to one athlete in each event. Six places (five men and one woman) were reserved for the host nation Brazil, while the remaining places were allocated to the Tripartite Invitation Commission. Because non-AIBA professional boxers were eligible to compete for the first time at the Olympics, a total of thirty-seven places had been reserved and thereby distributed to pros; twenty were qualified through the AIBA Pro Boxing Series with two for each event, while seventeen through the World Series of Boxing. Each continent had a quota of places to be filled through the two amateur and semi-pro league tournaments.[4]

Qualification events were:

  • 2014–2015 World Series of Boxing (WSB) – The two top ranked boxers at the end of the 2014–2015 season in each weight category (except light flyweight, heavyweight, and super heavyweight with one each).[4]
  • 2014–2015 AIBA Pro Boxing (APB) World Ranking – The champion and world-ranked top challenger in each weight category of the APB World Ranking at the end of the first cycle in September 2015.[4]
  • 2015 AIBA World Boxing ChampionshipsDoha, Qatar, 5–18 October – The top three boxers from five weight categories (bantamweight, lightweight, light welterweight, welterweight, and middleweight), the gold and silver medalists from three divisions (light flyweight, flyweight, and light heavyweight), and the champions in two heaviest classes (heavyweight and super heavyweight).[4]
  • 2016 AIBA Women's World Boxing ChampionshipsAstana, Kazakhstan – The top four boxers in each weight category.[4]
  • 2016 APB and WSB Olympic Qualifier – The top three of the remaining boxers in each of the eight categories, and the champion in two heaviest classes.[4]
  • 2016 AIBA World Olympic Qualifying Tournament
  • 2016 AIBA Continental Olympic Qualifiers (both men and women)

Competition scheduleEdit

There were two sessions of competition on most days of the 2016 Olympics Boxing program, an afternoon session (A), starting at 11:00 BRT, and an evening session (E), starting at 17:00 BRT. Starting on August 17, days contained only one session, beginning at 14:00 BRT.

P Preliminary rounds ¼ Quarterfinals ½ Semifinals F Final
Date → Sat 6 Sun 7 Mon 8 Tue 9 Wed 10 Thu 11 Fri 12 Sat 13 Sun 14 Mon 15 Tue 16 Wed 17 Thu 18 Fri 19 Sat 20 Sun 21
Event ↓ A E A E A E A E A E A E A E A E A E A E A E A A A A A
Men's light flyweight P P ¼ ½ F
Men's flyweight P P ¼ ½ F
Men's bantamweight P P P ¼ ½ F
Men's lightweight P P P ¼ ½ F
Men's light welterweight P P P ¼ ½ F
Men's welterweight P P P ¼ ½ F
Men's middleweight P P P P ½ F
Men's light heavyweight P P P P ¼ ½ F
Men's heavyweight P P ¼ ½ F
Men's super heavyweight P P ¼ ½ F
Women's flyweight P ¼ ½ F
Women's lightweight P ¼ ½ F
Women's middleweight P ¼ ½ F


ParticipationEdit

Participating nationsEdit

MedalistsEdit

MenEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Light flyweight
details
Hasanboy Dusmatov
  Uzbekistan
Yuberjén Martínez
  Colombia
Joahnys Argilagos
  Cuba
Nico Hernández
  United States
Flyweight [a]
details
Shakhobidin Zoirov
  Uzbekistan
Vacant Yoel Finol
  Venezuela
Hu Jianguan
  China
Bantamweight
details
Robeisy Ramírez
  Cuba
Shakur Stevenson
  United States
Vladimir Nikitin
  Russia
Murodjon Akhmadaliev
  Uzbekistan
Lightweight
details
Robson Conceição
  Brazil
Sofiane Oumiha
  France
Lázaro Álvarez
  Cuba
Dorjnyambuugiin Otgondalai
  Mongolia
Light welterweight
details
Fazliddin Gaibnazarov
  Uzbekistan
Lorenzo Sotomayor
  Azerbaijan
Vitaly Dunaytsev
  Russia
Artem Harutyunyan
  Germany
Welterweight
details
Daniyar Yeleussinov
  Kazakhstan
Shakhram Giyasov
  Uzbekistan
Mohammed Rabii
  Morocco
Souleymane Cissokho
  France
Middleweight
details
Arlen López
  Cuba
Bektemir Melikuziev
  Uzbekistan
Misael Rodríguez
  Mexico
Kamran Shakhsuvarly
  Azerbaijan
Light heavyweight
details
Julio César La Cruz
  Cuba
Adilbek Niyazymbetov
  Kazakhstan
Mathieu Bauderlique
  France
Joshua Buatsi
  Great Britain
Heavyweight
details
Evgeny Tishchenko
  Russia
Vasiliy Levit
  Kazakhstan
Rustam Tulaganov
  Uzbekistan
Erislandy Savón
  Cuba
Super heavyweight
details
Tony Yoka
  France
Joe Joyce
  Great Britain
Filip Hrgović
  Croatia
Ivan Dychko
  Kazakhstan
  • Men's flyweight   Russia silver medalist Misha Aloian was found to have committed an anti-doping rule violation after testing positive for Tuaminoheptane, a specified stimulant, prohibited in-competition under S6 on the WADA Prohibited List, during an in-competition doping control on 21 August 2016. The results obtained by the athlete in the Rio 2016 Olympic Games were disqualified.[5]

WomenEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Flyweight
details
Nicola Adams
  Great Britain
Sarah Ourahmoune
  France
Ren Cancan
  China
Ingrit Valencia
  Colombia
Lightweight
details
Estelle Mossely
  France
Yin Junhua
  China
Mira Potkonen
  Finland
Anastasia Belyakova
  Russia
Middleweight
details
Claressa Shields
  United States
Nouchka Fontijn
  Netherlands
Dariga Shakimova
  Kazakhstan
Li Qian
  China

Medal summaryEdit

Medal tableEdit

Key

  *   Host nation (Brazil)

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1   Uzbekistan 3 2 2 7
2   Cuba 3 0 3 6
3   France 2 2 2 6
4   Kazakhstan 1 2 2 5
5   Great Britain 1 1 1 3
  United States 1 1 1 3
7   Russia [a] 1 0 3 4
8   Brazil 1 0 0 1
9   China 0 1 3 4
10   Azerbaijan 0 1 1 2
  Colombia 0 1 1 2
12   Netherlands 0 1 0 1
13   Croatia 0 0 1 1
  Finland 0 0 1 1
  Germany 0 0 1 1
  Mexico 0 0 1 1
  Mongolia 0 0 1 1
  Morocco 0 0 1 1
  Venezuela 0 0 1 1
Total 19 NOCs 13 12 [a] 26 51

ControversyEdit

On 17 August, The New York Times reported that the AIBA had removed several referees and judges after "less than a handful of the decisions were not at the level expected". It was reported that, in response to allegations of corruption, "AIBA invited people with evidence about bribing judges to step forward." The rules of the competition did not allow any results to be appealed, and the AIBA has stated that all the decisions will stand.[6]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Rio 2016: Boxing". Rio 2016. Archived from the original on 16 November 2015. Retrieved 31 January 2015. 
  2. ^ "Changes of rules move Olympic Boxing closer to its professional counterpart and split opinions". Rio 2016. 1 November 2013. Archived from the original on 16 December 2015. Retrieved 30 January 2015. 
  3. ^ "Olympic boxing drops head guards". ESPN. 23 March 2013. Retrieved 30 January 2015. 
  4. ^ a b c d e f "Rio 2016 – AIBA Boxing Qualification System" (PDF). AIBA. Retrieved 1 February 2015. 
  5. ^ ANTI-DOPING DIVISION OF THE COURT OF ARBITRATION FOR SPORT ISSUES DECISIONS IN THE CASE OF MISHA ALOIAN
  6. ^ Belson, Ken (17 August 2016). "Boxing Judges and Refs Removed After Suspicious Results". The New York Times. Retrieved 21 August 2016. 

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