by AIBA, AUGUST 25, 2016

IMAGE - AIBA, Rio 2016 Olympics
  Behind every great Olympic Boxing tournament there are great legends, historic performances and record-breaking achievements. Across the 16 days of Rio 2016 competition, the stories just kept coming.
  • 76 Countries were represented at the Rio 2016 Boxing Tournament
  • 19 nations emerged from the competition with at least one boxing medal
  • Robson Conceição’s win in the Lightweight (60kg) final was Brazil’s first ever Olympic Boxing gold medal
  • Britain’s Nicola Adams (51kg) and the USA’s Claressa Shields (75kg) became the first women boxers to successfully defend their Olympic titles
  • Cuba’s Robeisy Ramirez (56kg) won a second successive gold after his Flyweight (52kg) triumph four years ago, at the age of just 22. Only three men, Hungary’s Laszlo Papp and Ramirez’s compatriots Teofilo Stevenson and Felix Savon, have ever won three Olympic Boxing golds
  • France’s six medals was the country’s best-ever haul at an Olympic Games, while Estelle Mossely (60kg) and Tony Yoka (+91kg) won the country’s first Olympic golds since Sydney 2000
  • Filip Hrgovic’s Super Heavyweight bronze (+91kg) was Croatia’s first ever Olympic boxing medal
  • Yurberjen Martinez’s (49kg) silver medal was Colombia’s best-ever Olympic Boxing performance
  • Julio Cesar La Cruz won Cuba’s first Olympic Light Heavyweight (81kg) gold
  • Daniyar Yeleussinov became the fourth consecutive Kazakhstan Welterweight (69kg) to win Olympic gold
  • Mexico’s Misael Rodriguez (75kg) and Morocco’s AIBA World Champion Mohammed Rabii (69kg) delivered their nations’ first Olympic boxing medals since 2000
  • Mira Potkonen’s Women’s Lightweight (60kg) bronze was Finland’s first Olympic medal in the ring since 1992
  • Venezuela’s first since Olympic boxing medal since 1984 came courtesy of Yoel Finol (52kg)
  • Nouchka Fontijn’s Women’s Middleweight (75kg) silver was the Netherlands’ first boxing medal since 1992
  • Uzbekistan’s seven-medal haul was the country’s most successful campaign in Olympic history
  • Artem Harutyunyan’s Light Welterweight (64kg) bronze was Germany’s first boxing medal at a Games since 2004
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