Boxing at the 2008 Summer Olympics

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Boxing
at the Games of the XXIX Olympiad
Venue Workers Indoor Arena
Dates 9 August – 24 August
Competitors 283 from 77 nations
«2004 2012»
Boxing at the
2008 Summer Olympics
Boxing pictogram.svg
Light flyweight
Flyweight
Bantamweight
Featherweight
Lightweight
Light welterweight
Welterweight
Middleweight
Light heavyweight
Heavyweight
Super heavyweight
Pictogram used to identify boxing at the 2008 Games

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

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.

Medal summary[edit]

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

Medal table[edit]

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 China 2 1 1 4
2 Russia 2 0 1 3
3 Italy 1 1 1 3
4 Thailand 1 1 0 2
Mongolia 1 1 0 2
6 Great Britain 1 0 2 3
7 Kazakhstan 1 0 1 2
Ukraine 1 0 1 2
9 Dominican Republic 1 0 0 1
10 Cuba 0 4 4 8
11 France 0 2 1 3
12 Ireland 0 1 2 3
13 Armenia 0 0 1 1
Azerbaijan 0 0 1 1
India 0 0 1 1
Mauritius 0 0 1 1
Moldova 0 0 1 1
South Korea 0 0 1 1
Turkey 0 0 1 1
United States 0 0 1 1
Total 11 11 22 44

Events[edit]

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Qualifying criteria[edit]

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 nations[edit]

Nation -48kg -51kg -54kg -57kg -60kg -64kg -69kg -75kg -81kg -91kg +91kg Total
Algeria X X X X X X X 7
Argentina X 1
Armenia X X X X 4
Australia X X X X X X X X X 9
Azerbaijan X X 2
Bahamas X 1
Belarus X X X X 4
Botswana X X 2
Brazil X X X X X X 6
Bulgaria X X 2
Cameroon X X X 3
Canada X 1
Central African Republic X 1
China X X X X X X X X X X 10
Colombia X X X X X 5
Croatia X X 2
Cuba X X X X X X X X X X 10
Dominican Republic X X X X X X 6
DR Congo X 1
Ecuador X X X 3
Egypt X X X 3
France X X X X X X X X X 9
The Gambia X 1
Georgia X X 2
Germany X X X X 4
Ghana X X X X X X 6
Great Britain X X X X X X X 7
Greece X X 2
Grenada X 1
Guatemala X 1
Haiti X 1
Hungary X X X X X 5
India X X X X X 5
Iran X X X 3
Ireland X X X X X 5
Italy X X X X X X 6
Japan X X 2
Kazakhstan X X X X X X X X X X 10
Kenya X X X X 4
Kyrgyzstan X 1
Lesotho X 1
Lithuania X X X 3
Madagascar X 1
Mauritius X X 2
Mexico X X X 3
Moldova X X 2
Mongolia X X X X 4
Montenegro X 1
Morocco X X X X X X X X X X 10
Namibia X X X 3
Nigeria X X X X 4
North Korea X 1
Papua New Guinea X 1
Philippines X 1
Poland X X 2
Puerto Rico X X X X X 5
Romania X X 2
Russia X X X X X X X X X X X 11
Samoa X 1
Sierra Leone X 1
South Africa X 1
South Korea X X X X X 5
Spain X 1
Sri Lanka X 1
Sweden X X 2
Tajikistan X X X 3
Thailand X X X X X X X X 8
Tunisia X X X X X 5
Turkey X X X X X 5
Turkmenistan X 1
Uganda X 1
Ukraine X X X X X X X 7
United States X X X X X X X X 8
Virgin Islands X X 2
Uzbekistan X X X X X X X 7
Venezuela X X X X X X 6
Zambia X X X 3
Total: 77 NOCs 29 27 27 28 27 28 29 28 28 16 16 283

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