Aleksei Tishchenko

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Aleksei Tishchenko
Medal record
Competitor for  Russia
Men’s Boxing
Olympic Games
Gold 2004 Athens Featherweight
Gold 2008 Beijing Lightweight
World Amateur Championships
Gold 2005 Mianyang Featherweight
Bronze 2007 Chicago Lightweight
European Amateur Championships
Gold 2006 Plovdiv Lightweight
World Cup
Gold 2005 Moscow Featherweight

Aleksei Viktorovich Tishchenko (Russian: Алексей Викторович Тищенко, born May 29, 1984 in Omsk, Soviet Union) is a former Russian amateur boxer best known to dominate the lower weight classes in the last years winning numerous titles. He was regarded as "one of the best pound for pound amateur boxers in the world" (USA Today).

Career[edit]

Pressure fighter Tishchenko won the Featherweight Gold medal at the 2004 Summer Olympics. He qualified for the Athens Games by ending up in first place at the 2nd AIBA European 2004 Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Warsaw, Poland.

Tishchenko also won the featherweight gold medal at the 2005 World Amateur Boxing Championships in Mianyang, China.

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

2006 he went up to lightweight and immediately won the European title in Plovdiv.

As of 2007 he has been elected into the Omsk Regional Duma for United Russia. At the same year at the world championships he was upset by Englishman Frankie Gavin.

At the 2008 Beijing Olympics, he benefitted from Gavin's absence and won the Gold Medal by defeating French boxer Daouda Sow in the final.

On February 11, 2011 he announced about finishing his career.[2]

Amateur results[edit]

2004 Olympic Games in Athens, Greece

2006 European Amateur Championships in Plovdiv, Bulgaria

2007 World Amateur Championships in Chicago, United States

2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, China

References[edit]

  1. ^ Россия отбила у Кубы Кубок мира. Lenta (in Russian). 2005-07-18. Retrieved 2008-08-07. 
  2. ^ Алексей Тищенко уходит из бокса (in Russian). Retrieved 2011-08-08. 

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