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

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]

Beijing 2008 - Boxing.jpg

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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