Georgiy Chygayev

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Georgiy Chygayev
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Georgiy Chygayev
Personal information
Full name Георгій Чигаєв
Nationality  Ukraine
Born (1983-10-19) October 19, 1983 (age 31)
Lviv, Lviv Oblast
Height 1.61 m (5 ft 3 in)
Weight 48 kilograms (106 lb)
Sport
Sport Boxing
Rated at Flyweight
Club Dynamo Lviv

Georgiy Chygayev (born October 19, 1983 in Lviv) is a Ukrainian amateur boxer in the flyweight division who qualified for the 2008 Olympics and won a gold medal at the 2008 European championships.

2007 World Amateur Boxing Championships[edit]

At the 2007 World Amateur Boxing Championships in Chicago, Chygayev missed out on a bronze medal after he was defeated by France's Nordine Oubaali in the quarter finals. Chygayev qualified for the 2008 Summer Olympics, however, by virtue of getting to the quarter finals.

2008 Olympics[edit]

At the Olympics he lost his second bout to Cuban Yampier Hernández.

2008 European Championships[edit]

Chygayev went up to flyweight represented the Ukraine at the 2008 European Amateur Boxing Championships in Liverpool, England. At the championships Campbell defeated Munin Veli in the semifinals before facing lanky Swede Salomo N'tuve in the final.[1]

Despite being much shorter than his opponent the Ukrainian cruised to a 5:0 victory.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Medallists by weight category". AIBA. Retrieved 16 November 2008. 

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