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Boxing at the 2004 Athina Summer Games:

Men's Featherweight

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Host City: Athina, Greece
Venue(s): Peristeri Olympic Boxing Hall, Peristeri
Date Started: August 16, 2004
Date Finished: August 28, 2004
Format: Single elimination tournament.

Gold: RUS Aleksey Tishchenko
Silver: PRK Kim Song-Guk
Bronze: KOR Jo Seok-Hwan
GER Vitali Tajbert

Summary

A champion in Sydney at just 20 years old, Bekzat Sattarkhanov of Kazakhstan appeared likely to be one of the stars of amateur boxing for much of the next decade. Tragically he was dead within three months of his Olympic triumph as a victim of a New Year’s Eve car crash in his native country.

His replacement on the Kazakh team, Galib Dzhafarov, had proved a worthy successor to Sattarkhanov, and looked destined to follow his late compatriot as Olympic champion after he won the gold medal at the 2003 World Championships in Thailand. By coincidence Dzhafarov’s main rival for Olympic glory was also born in Kazakhstan although Vitali Tajbert was by now representing Germany.

Dzhafarov’s hopes were dashed by Aleksey Tishchenko of Russia in the quarter-finals whilst Tajbert exited via the fists of North Korea’s Kim Song-Guk and was made to settle for the bronze medal.

Tishchenko, a 20-year-old from Omsk, was inexperienced in international competition but proved a revelation at his 1st Olympic Games. He did have a massive stroke of luck in his 2nd round bout against Şahin İmranov when his Azeri opponent was ruled out by a bad cut in the final round whilst holding a big lead but from then on he put together some fine displays to became the first Russian winner in over 30 years.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Aleksey Tishchenko 20 Russia RUS Gold
2 Kim Song-Guk 20 North Korea PRK Silver
3T Vitali Tajbert 22 Germany GER Bronze
3T Jo Seok-Hwan 24 South Korea KOR Bronze
5T Muideen Ganiyu 25 Nigeria NGR
5T Luis Franco 18 Cuba CUB
5T Viorel Simion 22 Romania ROU
5T Galib Dzhafarov 26 Kazakhstan KAZ
9T Khumiso Ikgopoleng 24 Botswana BOT
9T K'onst'ant'ine K'up'at'adze 21 Georgia GEO
9T Edvaldo Gonzaga 22 Brazil BRA
9T Khédafi Djelkhir 20 France FRA
9T Mikhail Bernadsky 27 Belarus BLR
9T Benoît Gaudet 24 Canada CAN
9T Bekzod Khidirov 22 Uzbekistan UZB
9T Şahin İmranov 23 Azerbaijan AZE
17T Asylbek Talasbayev 22 Kyrgyzstan KGZ
17T Carlos Velázquez 20 Puerto Rico PUR
17T Saifeddine Nejmaoui 23 Tunisia TUN
17T Daniel Brizuela 18 Argentina ARG
17T Likar Ramos 18 Colombia COL
17T Ryan Langham 22 Australia AUS
17T Sedat Taşcı 19 Turkey TUR
17T Somluck Kamsing 31 Thailand THA
17T Sohail Ahmed 25 Pakistan PAK
17T Brian Mayanja 21 Uganda UGA
17T Ludumo Galada 21 South Africa RSA
17T Hadj Bel Kheir 27 Algeria ALG