Olympics
Browse through the page for a comprehensive list of Olympic gold medals won in boxing.

Boxing

Original Olympics had it in another form, whereby competitors, with a leather strap wrapped around their wrists looked to bring down the fighter in front. Rome replaced the leather straps with metal, and the match ending with the death of an opponent. However, in the modern day boxing, beginning with the 1904 St Louis Olympics, the extreme mode of attack was replaced by defensive. Now, more than a century later, boxing is one of most popular sports in the Olympic Games and quite a few boxers have left their mark in the world including names like Muhammad Ali, George Foreman, Oscar De La Hoya and many more. In the upcoming London Olympics 2012, women boxing too will make its debut in flyweight, lightweight and middleweight events. The competition will take place at Excel Arena from 28th July to 12th August. 286 athletes, 250 men and 36 women will compete for the gold in different events. Here's a look at the gold medals won in previous games.

Men's Bantamweight

Men's Featherweight

Men's Flyweight

Men's Heavyweight

Men's Light Heavyweight

Men's Light-Flyweight

Men's Light-Middleweight

Men's Light-Welterweight

Men's Lightweight

Men's Middleweight

Men's Welterweight


Men's Super Heavyweight

Year
Gold Silver Bronze
1984 Tyrell Biggs
United States
Francesco Damiani
Italy
Aziz Salihu, Robert Wells
Yugoslavia, Great Britain
1988 Lennox Lewis
Canada

Aleksandr Miroshnichenko, Janusz Zarenkiewicz
Soviet Union, Poland
1992 Roberto Balado
Cuba
Richard Igbineghu
Nigeria
Svilen Rusinov, Brian Nielsen
Bulgaria, Denmark
1996 Wladimir Klitschko
Ukraine
Paea Wolfgramm
Tonga
Alexei Lezin, Duncan Dokiwari
Russia, Nigeria
2000 Audley Harrison
Great Britain
Mukhtarkhan Dildabekov
Kazakhstan
Paolo Vidoz, Rustam Saidov
Italy, Uzbekistan
2004 Alexander Povetkin
Russia
Mohamed Aly
Egypt
Roberto Cammarelle, Michel López Núñez
Italy, Cuba
2008 Roberto Cammarelle
Italy
Zhang Zhilei
China
David Price, Vyacheslav Glazkov
Great Britain, Ukraine
2012 Anthony Joshua
Great Britain
Roberto Cammarelle
Italy
Ivan Dychko, Magomedrasul Majidov
Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan
2016 Tony Victor James Yoka
France
Joe Joyce
Great Britain
Filip Hrgović, Ivan Dychko
Croatia, Kazakhstan

Women's Flyweight

Year
Gold Silver Bronze
2012 Nicola Adams
Great Britain
Ren Cancan
China
Marlen Esparza, Mary Kom
United States, India
2016 Nicola Adams
Great Britain
Sarah Ourahmoune
France
Ren Cancan, Ingrit Valencia
China, Colombia

Women's Lightweight

Year
Gold Silver Bronze
2012 Katie Taylor
Ireland
Sofiya Ochigava
Russia
Adriana Araujo, Mavzuna Chorieva
Brazil, Tajikistan
2016 Estelle Mossely
France
Yin Junhua
China
Mira Potkonen, Anastasia Belyakova
Finland, Russia

Women's Middleweight

Year
Gold Silver Bronze
2012 Claressa Shields
United States
Nadezhda Torlopova
Russia
Li Jinzi, Marina Volnova
China, Kazakhstan
2016 Claressa Shields
United States
Nouchka Fontijn
Netherlands
Dariga Shakimova, Li Qian
Kazakhstan, China