Georgy Balakshin

Georgy Ruslanovich Balakshin (Russian: Георгий Русланович Балакшин; born March 6, 1980 in Antonovka, near Nyurba, Sakha Republic) is an Olympic boxer from Russia best known for winning the European title three times.

Georgy Balakshin
Personal information
Full nameГеоргий Русланович Балакшин
Nationality Russia
Born (1980-03-06) March 6, 1980 (age 41)
Antonovka, Sakha Republic, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
Height1.61 m (5 ft 3 in)
Weight51 kg (112 lb)
Sport
SportBoxing
Weight classFlyweight
ClubDynamo, Yakutsk

CareerEdit

Balakshin won the gold medal 2002 and defended the crown at the 2004 European Amateur Boxing Championships in Pula. He participated in the 2004 Summer Olympics for his native European country. There he was stopped in the quarterfinals of the Flyweight (51 kg) division by Cuba's eventual winner Yuriorkis Gamboa Toledano.

In 2005 he was part of the Russian team that won the 2005 Boxing World Cup.[1]

2006 he once again won the European title. At the World championships 2007 he beat Frenchman Jérôme Thomas but lost to eventual winner Rau'shee Warren.

At the 2011 European Amateur Boxing Championships he won silver.

Olympic resultsEdit

2004 (as a flyweight)

2008 (as a flyweight)

World amateur championships resultsEdit

2003 (as a flyweight)

2005 (as a flyweight)

2007 (as a flyweight)

ReferencesEdit

External linksEdit

  • Yahoo! Sports
  • Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Georgiy Balakshin". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 2016-03-04.