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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".
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.
2006 he went up to lightweight and immediately won the European title in Plovdiv.
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.
2004 Olympic Games in Athens, Greece
- Defeated Hadj Belkheir (Algeria) 37-17
- Defeated Shahin Imranov (Azerbaijan) RSC-3 (1:08)
- Defeated Galib Jafarov (Kazakhstan) 40-22
- Defeated Jo Seok-Hwan (South Korea) 45-25
- Defeated Kim Song-Guk (North Korea) 39-17
2006 European Amateur Championships in Plovdiv, Bulgaria
- Defeated Odiseas Saridis (Greece) RSC-2
- Defeated Samet Huseinov (Bulgaria) AB-2
- Defeated Oleksandr Klyuchko (Ukraine) 42:29
- Defeated Hrachik Javakhyan (Armenia) 39:15
2007 World Amateur Championships in Chicago, United States
- Defeated Kim Joung-Won (South Korea) 27-20
- Defeated Hüsnü Koçabas (Netherlands) RSC 3 (1:34)
- Defeated Pichai Sayotha (Thailand) RSC 3 (1:40)
- Lost to Frankie Gavin (England) 10-19
2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, China
- Defeated Saifeddine Nejmaoui (Tunisia) 10-2
- Defeated Anthony Little (Australia) 11-3
- Defeated Darley Pérez (Colombia) 13-5
- Defeated Hrachik Javakhyan (Armenia) 10-5
- Defeated Daouda Sow (France) 11-9
- Official site of Tischenko
- "Aleksey Tishchenko". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC.
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