Boxing At the 2008 Summer Olympics
Get Boxing At the 2008 Summer Olympics essential facts below. View Videos or join the Boxing At the 2008 Summer Olympics discussion. Add Boxing At the 2008 Summer Olympics to your PopFlock.com topic list for future reference or share this resource on social media.
Boxing At the 2008 Summer Olympics
Boxing
at the Games of the XXIX Olympiad
Boxing 2008.png
VenueWorkers Indoor Arena
Dates9-24 August
Competitors283from 77 nations

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

Medal table

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 China2114
2 Russia2013
3 Italy1113
4 Mongolia1102
 Thailand1102
6 Great Britain1023
7 Kazakhstan1012
 Ukraine1012
9 Dominican Republic1001
10 Cuba0448
11 France0213
12 Ireland0123
13 Armenia0011
 Azerbaijan0011
 India0011
 Mauritius0011
 Moldova0011
 South Korea0011
 Turkey0011
 United States0011
Totals (20 nations)11112244

Events

Beijing 2008 - Boxing.jpg

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

References


  This article uses material from the Wikipedia page available here. It is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike License 3.0.

Boxing_at_the_2008_Summer_Olympics
 



 



 
Music Scenes