Vasyl Anatoliyovich Lomachenko (Ukrainian: Василь Анатолійович Ломаченко, born February 17, 1988 in Bilhorod-Dnistrovskyi) is a Ukrainian amateur boxer who won the silver medal at the 2007 World Amateur Boxing Championships, gold medals at the 2009 World Amateur Boxing Championships and 2011 World Amateur Boxing Championships, and the gold medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympics in the featherweight division and 2012 London Olympics in the Lightweight division. Lomachenko is coached by his father Anatoly. Lomachenko claims that if his father hadn't been a boxing coach he probably would have chosen to play ice hockey professionally. Lomachenko has signed up for the new AIBA professional league, called AIBA Pro Boxing (APB), which will launch in autumn 2013.
In 2004, he became junior flyweight European U17 champion. In 2006 the aggressive southpaw won the Junior World Championships, where he beat future bantam world champion and fellow southpaw Sergey Vodopyanov.
The following year at the (seniors) World Championships 2007 in Chicago he beat Abner Cotto in the first round, Theodoros Papazov, Arturo Santos Reyes, and Li Yang in the semifinal to reach a fight against Russian favorite Albert Selimov, another southpaw, to whom he lost, 12:16.
Lomachenko won gold at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, China. He avenged his 2007 World Championship defeat to Selimov in the first round. Lomachenko beat his five opponents by an astonishing 58-13 on the way to his first gold medal, and was subsequently named the outstanding boxer for the tournament and awarded the Val Barker Trophy.
In 2012 London Olympics he won his second consecutive Gold Medal. He defeat Han Soon-Chul of South Korea in the final by 19-9.
World Amateur Championships Results 
Olympic Games Results 
European Championships Results 
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