Boxing at the Summer Olympics


Boxing has been contested at every Summer Olympic Games since its introduction to the program at the 1904 Summer Olympics, except for the 1912 Summer Olympics in Stockholm, because Swedish law banned the sport at the time. The 2008 Summer Olympics were the final games with boxing as a male only event. Since the 2012 Summer Olympics, women's boxing is part of the program.

Boxing at the Summer Olympics
Governing bodyAIBA (suspended)
IOC (only 2020)
Events13 (men: 8; women: 5)
Games

Events

The boxing competition is organized as a set of tournaments, one for each weight class. The number of weight classes has changed over the years (currently 8 for men and 5 for women), and the definition of each class has changed several times, as shown in the following table. Until 1936, weights were measured in pounds, and from 1948 onwards, weights were measured in kilograms.

From the 2016 Summer Olympics, male athletes no longer have to wear protective headgear in competition, due to a ruling by the AIBA and the IOC that it contributes to greater concussion risk. Female athletes will continue to wear the headgear, due to "lack of data" on the effectiveness of it on women.[1]

Men's weight classes
1904[lower-alpha 1]19081920–193619481952–19641968–19801984–20002004–2008[2]2012–2016[3]2020 [4]
Heavyweight
+158 lb
(+71.7 kg)
Heavyweight
+175 lb
(+79.4 kg)
Heavyweight
+80 kg
Heavyweight
+81 kg
Super-Heavyweight
+91 kg
Heavyweight
81–91 kg
Light-Heavyweight
75–81 kg
Light-Heavyweight
73–80 kg
Light-Heavyweight
160–175 lb
(72.6–79.4 kg)
Middleweight
71–75 kg
Middleweight
69–75 kg
Middleweight
67–73 kg
Middleweight
147–160 lb
(66.7–72.6 kg)
Middleweight
145–158 lb
(65.8–71.7 kg)
Middleweight
140–158 lb
(63.5–71.7 kg)
Light-Middleweight
67–71 kg
Welterweight
64–69 kg
Welterweight
63–69 kg
Welterweight
62–67 kg
Welterweight
63.5–67 kg
Welterweight
135–147 lb
(61.2–66.7 kg)
Welterweight
135–145 lb
(61.2–65.8 kg)
Light-Welterweight
60–64 kg
Lightweight
126–140 lb
(57.2–63.5 kg)
Light-Welterweight
60–63.5 kg
Lightweight
57–63 kg
Lightweight
58–62 kg
Lightweight
125–135 lb
(56.7–61.2 kg)
Lightweight
126–135 lb
(57.2–61.2 kg)
Lightweight
57–60 kg
Lightweight
56–60 kg
Featherweight
54–58 kg
Featherweight
116–126 lb
(52.6–57.2 kg)
Featherweight
118[lower-alpha 2]–126 lb
(53.5–57.2 kg)
Featherweight
54–57 kg
Featherweight
52–57 kg
Featherweight
115–125 lb
(52.2–56.7 kg)
Bantamweight
52–56 kg
Bantamweight
51–54 kg
Bantamweight
112–118[lower-alpha 2] lb
(50.8–53.5 kg)
Bantamweight
–116 lb
(-52.6 kg)
Bantamweight
105–115 lb
(47.6–52.2 kg)
Flyweight
49–52 kg
Flyweight
48–52 kg
Flyweight
-51 kg
Flyweight
48–51 kg
Flyweight
–112 lb
(-50.8 kg)
Light-Flyweight
46–49 kg
Light-Flyweight
-48 kg
Flyweight
–105 lb
(-47.6 kg)
758810111211108
Women's weight classes
2012–20162020
Middleweight
69–75 kg
Welterweight
64–69 kg
Lightweight
57–60 kg
Featherweight
54–57 kg
Flyweight
48–51 kg
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Medal table

The following table is ranked by the number of golds, then silvers, then bronzes. Until 1948, losing semi-finalists held a bronze medal playoff; since 1952, both losing semi-finalists have received bronze medals.

As of the 2016 Summer Olympics.
RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 United States (USA)502440114
2 Cuba (CUB)37191773
3 Great Britain (GBR)18132556
4 Italy (ITA)15151747
5 Soviet Union (URS)14191851
6 Russia (RUS)1051530
7 Hungary (HUN)102820
8 Poland (POL)892643
9 Argentina (ARG)771024
10 Kazakhstan (KAZ)77822
11 France (FRA)691126
12 South Africa (RSA)64919
13 East Germany (GDR)52613
14 Germany (GER)491023
15 Bulgaria (BUL)45918
16 Thailand (THA)44614
17 Ukraine (UKR)43714
18 Uzbekistan (UZB)42814
19 South Korea (KOR)371020
20 Canada (CAN)37717
21 China (CHN)33612
22 Yugoslavia (YUG)32611
23 Czechoslovakia (TCH)3126
24 Ireland (IRL)25916
25 Mexico (MEX)23813
26 North Korea (PRK)2338
27 Finland (FIN)211215
28 Japan (JPN)2035
29 Romania (ROU)191525
30 Denmark (DEN)15612
31 United Team of Germany (EUA)1326
32 Mongolia (MGL)1247
 Netherlands (NED)1247
34 Venezuela (VEN)1236
35 Norway (NOR)1225
36 Kenya (KEN)1157
37 Brazil (BRA)1135
38 Belgium (BEL)1124
39 New Zealand (NZL)1113
40 Algeria (ALG)1056
 West Germany (FRG)1056
42 Dominican Republic (DOM)1012
43 Sweden (SWE)05611
44 Nigeria (NGR)0336
45 Uganda (UGA)0314
46 Philippines (PHI)0235
 Turkey (TUR)0235
48 Spain (ESP)0224
49 Belarus (BLR)0202
50 Azerbaijan (AZE)0178
51 Puerto Rico (PUR)0156
52 Colombia (COL)0145
53 Australia (AUS)0134
 Egypt (EGY)0134
55 Chile (CHI)0123
 Ghana (GHA)0123
57 Cameroon (CMR)0112
 Unified Team (EUN)0112
59 Australasia (ANZ)0101
 Czech Republic (CZE)0101
 Estonia (EST)0101
 Tonga (TGA)0101
63 Morocco (MAR)0044
64 India (IND)0022
 Moldova (MDA)0022
 Tunisia (TUN)0022
67 Armenia (ARM)0011
 Bermuda (BER)0011
 Croatia (CRO)0011
 Georgia (GEO)0011
 Guyana (GUY)0011
 Lithuania (LTU)0011
 Mauritius (MRI)0011
 Niger (NIG)0011
 Pakistan (PAK)0011
 Syria (SYR)0011
 Tajikistan (TJK)0011
 Uruguay (URU)0011
 Zambia (ZAM)0011
Totals (79 nations)252251443946

Nations

Nation9600040812202428323648525660646872768084889296000408121620Years
 Afghanistan (AFG)   3113
 Algeria (ALG)   21276867778812
 American Samoa (ASA)   2213
 Andorra (AND)   11
 Angola (ANG)   3313
 Antigua and Barbuda (ANT)   21
 Argentina (ARG)   11088881010101085364357112622
 Armenia (ARM)   4314156
 Aruba (ARU)   21
 Australasia (ANZ)  1 1
 Australia (AUS)   3375910104442546899911320
 Austria (AUT)   3165415321212114
 Azerbaijan (AZE)   25928116
 Bahamas (BAH)   23114
 Barbados (BAR)   222215
 Belarus (BLR)   5164336
 Belgium (BEL)   13106885141110
 Belize (BIZ)   11
 Benin (BEN)   27314
 Bermuda (BER)   1213
 Bolivia (BOL)   11
 Botswana (BOT)   21112217
 Brazil (BRA)   36253224434665610917
 Bulgaria (BUL)   426699111111763524316
 Burkina Faso (BUR)   2113
 Cambodia (CAM)   412
 Cameroon (CMR)   4346442335411
 Canada (CAN)   8977477644459101010117513322
 Cape Verde (CPV)   112
 Central African Republic (CAF)   22114
 Chad (CHA)   11
 Chile (CHI)   4445334631111
 China (CHN)   24336109118
 Chinese Taipei (TPE)   1273122129
 Colombia (COL)   7552343553511
 Republic of the Congo (CGO)   31
 Cook Islands (COK)   31
 Costa Rica (CRC)   212
 Ivory Coast (CIV)   3323
 Croatia (CRO)   112225
 Cuba (CUB)   1611111111121212111081013
 Czechoslovakia (TCH)   38555355233412
 Czech Republic (CZE)   4213
 Denmark (DEN)  2 128628653542333542119
 Dominican Republic (DOM)   26165663563212
 Democratic Republic of the Congo (COD)   651115
 East Germany (GDR)   88810115
 Ecuador (ECU)   2131213749
 Egypt (EGY)   1457856364347635417
 El Salvador (ESA)   21
 Estonia (EST)   1123
 Ethiopia (ETH)   34682227
 Federated States of Micronesia (FSM)   11
 Fiji (FIJ)   2213
 Finland (FIN)   32661037554555311117
 France (FRA)  7 15168668106846662445786951124
 Gabon (GAB)   121121228
 The Gambia (GAM)   11
 Georgia (GEO)   52224
 Germany (GER)   888101288444611
 Ghana (GHA)   67766452463112
 Great Britain (GBR)  32 161683881071089979128102217101224
 Greece (GRE)   1212343211236214
 Grenada (GRN)   4413
 Guam (GUM)   11
 Guatemala (GUA)   211215
 Guinea (GUI)   32114
 Guyana (GUY)   122433218
 Haiti (HAI)   31114
 Honduras (HON)   22114
 Hong Kong (HKG)   21
 Hungary (HUN)   14266926566899853553221
 India (IND)   7432323534458314
 Independent Olympic Athletes (IOA)   11
 Indonesia (INA)   3223224219
 Iran (IRI)   864556543134113
 Iraq (IRQ)   2273321119
 Ireland (IRL)   784887105665767641156821
 Israel (ISR)   2313
 Italy (ITA)   516788810810101186477556667723
 Jamaica (JAM)   1231334239
 Japan (JPN)   255235944677432124219
 Jordan (JOR)   2123
 Kazakhstan (KAZ)   8781011126
 Kenya (KEN)   548101255442311
 Kuwait (KUW)   31
 Kyrgyzstan (KGZ)   352115
 Laos (LAO)   6213
 Latvia (LAT)   1113
 Lebanon (LIB)   1112136
 Lesotho (LES)   232125
 Liberia (LBR)   41
 Lithuania (LTU)   241223228
 Luxembourg (LUX)   6554456
 Madagascar (MAD)   33211117
 Malaysia (MAS)   212
 Malawi (MAW)   3673
 Mali (MLI)   11114
 Mauritius (MRI)   13312227
 Mexico (MEX)   46413351183466486532620
 Moldova (MDA)   212215
 Mongolia (MGL)   9677631144611
 Montenegro (MNE)   112
 Morocco (MAR)   725354776571081014
 Mozambique (MOZ)   3113
 Myanmar (MYA)   234332218
 Namibia (NAM)   12123227
 Nepal (NEP)   43354
 Netherlands (NED)   8968653422225314
 New Zealand (NZL)   12331222223111215
 Nicaragua (NCA)   32123217
 Niger (NIG)   1242316
 Nigeria (NGR)   4456867945743114
 North Korea (PRK)   2366212129
 Norway (NOR)   149564421431112
 Oman (OMA)   21
 Pakistan (PAK)   346442242444513
 Panama (PAN)   12114
 Papua New Guinea (PNG)   2254116
 Paraguay (PAR)   222
 Peru (PER)   32214
 Philippines (PHI)   455551654336654411219
 Poland (POL)   54761091010111111117845321220
 Portugal (POR)   11
 Puerto Rico (PUR)   331661031110875555116
 Qatar (QAT)   21
 Republic of China (ROC)   21
 Rhodesia (RHO)   2413
 Romania (ROU)   4104999111111625610322118
 Russia (RUS)   912111110116
 Saar (SAA)   31
 Samoa (SAM)   4732116
 Senegal (SEN)   4113
 Serbia (SRB)   11
 Serbia and Montenegro (SCG)   11
 Seychelles (SEY)   24231117
 Sierra Leone (SLE)   1222116
 Singapore (SIN)   11
 Slovakia (SVK)   21
 South Africa (RSA)   74656887825331215
 South Korea (KOR)   34568766912119975216
 South Yemen (YMD)   21
 Solomon Islands (SOL)   11
 Soviet Union (URS)   1010101011111111129
 Spain (ESP)   768846554571112216
 Sri Lanka (SRI)   42222117
 Sudan (SUD)   335455
 Swaziland (SWZ)   321115
 Sweden (SWE)   5834473222366636123120
 Switzerland (SUI)   1784662139
 Syria (SYR)   82322117
 Tajikistan (TJK)   113415
 Tanzania (TAN)   189645218
 Thailand (THA)   54537556669683415
 Togo (TOG)   2333
 Tonga (TGA)   73214
 Trinidad and Tobago (TRI)   21114
 Tunisia (TUN)   524313345555213
 Turkey (TUR)   67364189756612
 Turkmenistan (TKM)   121215
 Uganda (UGA)   6588711932451213
 Ukraine (UKR)   71167756
 Unified Team (EUN)   121
 United Team of Germany (EUA)   810103
 United Arab Republic (UAR)   41
 United States (USA)  18 16168888108101011111112111212129812823
 Uruguay (URU)   57823141112212
 Uzbekistan (UZB)   710976116
 Vanuatu (VAN)   112
 Venezuela (VEN)   5234710936324763816
 Vietnam (VIE)   222
 Virgin Islands (ISV)   12121217
 West Germany (FRG)   896865
 Yugoslavia (YUG)   345379778
 Zambia (ZAM)   244897442231113
 Zimbabwe (ZIM)   3323
No. of nations--14-12272918313943345456658054518110678977572777774
No. of boxers--1842-11618114485179205249161281269307354266271354432336355307280283283286
Year9600040812202428323648525660646872768084889296000408121620

See also

Notes

  1. Boxers were allowed to compete in multiple weight classes in 1904, as long as they were not over the maximum weight for each class.
  2. The division between Bantamweight and Featherweight was moved from 118 lb to 119 lb for 1932–1936.

References

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