Khumiso Ikgopoleng

Khumiso Stephen Ikgopoleng (born December 5, 1979) is a coach and former boxer from Botswana, who competed at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece. There he was eliminated in the second round of the men's featherweight (– 57 kg) division by Nigeria's Muideen Ganiyu.

Khumiso Ikgopoleng
Personal information
Full nameKhumiso Stephen Ikgopoleng
Nationality Botswana
Born (1979-12-05) December 5, 1979 (age 40)
Height1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)
Weight54 kg (119 lb)
Sport
SportBoxing
Weight classFeatherweight
ClubTsholofelo Boxing Club, Gaborone
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Ikgopoleng carried the flag of Botswana at the opening ceremony of the Athens Games. He qualified for the Athens Games by winning the gold medal at the 2nd AIBA African 2004 Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Gaborone, Botswana. In the final he defeated South Africa's Ludumo Galada. He dropped down to the bantamweight division afterwards and qualified at this weightclass for the 2008 Olympics. In 2008 he placed 5th at the Beijing Olympics after losing in the quarter finals. He competed in the 2008 Boxing World Cup in Russia and placed 5th. He retired from professional boxing in February 2009. In 2012, he was the Coach for the Botswana Olympic boxing team and was at the London Olympics that year. He Continued as Head Coach of the Botswana Senior boxing team until 2015 when he became a coach at The Corner Boxing Club in Boulder, CO United States.

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