Boxing at the 2008 Summer Olympics

at the Games of the XXIX Olympiad
VenueWorkers Indoor Arena
Dates9 August – 24 August
Competitors283 from 77 nations
Boxing at the
2008 Summer Olympics
Light flyweight
Light welterweight
Light heavyweight
Super heavyweight

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

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Light flyweight
Zou Shiming
Pürevdorjiin Serdamba
Paddy Barnes
Yampier Hernández
Somjit Jongjohor
Andry Laffita
Georgy Balakshin
Vincenzo Picardi
Enkhbatyn Badar-Uugan
Yankiel León
Bruno Julie
Veaceslav Gojan
Vasyl Lomachenko
Khedafi Djelkhir
Yakup Kılıç
Shahin Imranov
Aleksei Tishchenko
Daouda Sow
Hrachik Javakhyan
Yordenis Ugás
Light welterweight
Manuel Félix Díaz
 Dominican Republic
Manus Boonjumnong
Roniel Iglesias
Alexis Vastine
Bakhyt Sarsekbayev
Carlos Banteaux Suárez
Hanati Silamu
Kim Jung-Joo
 South Korea
James DeGale
 Great Britain
Emilio Correa
Darren Sutherland
Vijender Singh
Light heavyweight
Zhang Xiaoping
Kenneth Egan
Tony Jeffries
 Great Britain
Yerkebuian Shynaliyev
Rakhim Chakhkiev
Clemente Russo
Osmay Acosta
Deontay Wilder
 United States
Super heavyweight
Roberto Cammarelle
Zhang Zhilei
Vyacheslav Glazkov
David Price
 Great Britain

Medal table

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 China2114
2 Russia2013
3 Italy1113
4 Thailand1102
6 Great Britain1023
7 Kazakhstan1012
9 Dominican Republic1001
10 Cuba0448
11 France0213
12 Ireland0123
13 Armenia0011
South Korea0011
United States0011


Qualifying criteria

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

Nation -48kg -51kg -54kg -57kg -60kg -64kg -69kg -75kg -81kg -91kg +91kg Total
Algeria XXX XXXX7
Argentina X 1
Armenia X XX X 4
Australia XXXXXXX XX9
Azerbaijan X X 2
Bahamas X 1
Belarus X X XX 4
Botswana XX 2
Brazil XX XXX X 6
Bulgaria X X2
Cameroon X XX 3
Canada X 1
Central African Republic X 1
Colombia X X XXX5
Croatia X X2
Dominican Republic XX X XXX 6
DR Congo X 1
Ecuador X X X 3
Egypt XXX 3
The Gambia X 1
Georgia X X 2
Germany XX XX 4
Ghana X XX X XX 6
Great Britain XX XXXX X7
Greece X X 2
Grenada X 1
Guatemala X 1
Haiti X 1
Hungary XX XX X 5
India XXX XX 5
Iran X XX 3
Ireland X X X XX 5
Italy XXXX XX6
Japan X X 2
Kazakhstan XXXXXXXXX X10
Kenya XX X X 4
Kyrgyzstan X 1
Lesotho X 1
Lithuania X X X3
Madagascar X 1
Mauritius X X 2
Mexico XXX 3
Moldova X X 2
Mongolia X XX X 4
Montenegro X 1
Namibia X X X 3
Nigeria X XXX4
North Korea X 1
Papua New Guinea X 1
Philippines X 1
Poland XX 2
Puerto Rico XX XX X 5
Romania XX 2
Samoa X 1
Sierra Leone X 1
South Africa X 1
South Korea XX X XX 5
Spain X 1
Sri Lanka X 1
Sweden XX 2
Tajikistan XX X 3
Thailand XXXXXXXX 8
Tunisia X XXX X 5
Turkey X XX X X 5
Turkmenistan X 1
Uganda X 1
Ukraine X XX XX XX7
United States XX XXXXX X 8
Virgin Islands X X 2
Uzbekistan XXXX XXX 7
Venezuela X X X XX X6
Zambia X XX 3
Total: 77 NOCs 29 27 27 28 27 28 29 28 28 16 16 283


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