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Boxing at the 2008 Beijing Summer Games:

Men's Lightweight

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Host City: Beijing, China
Venue(s): Beijing Workers' Gymnasium, Beijing
Date Started: August 11, 2008
Date Finished: August 24, 2008
Format: Single elimination tournament.

Gold: RUS Aleksey Tishchenko
Silver: FRA Daouda Sow
Bronze: ARM Hrachik Javakhyan
CUB Yordenis Ugás


England's [Frankie Gavin] had won the 2007 World Championship but he withdrew when he knew he could not make weight before the first match. The lightweight class saw a new competitor as Russia's [Aleksey Tishchenko] had moved up from the featherweights, where he had won the 2004 Olympic gold medal and the 2005 World Championship. Having also won the 2006 European lightweight gold, he was the exemplar of this division in Beijing, making it to the final by winning four easy decisions. There he met France's [Daouda Sow] who had fought at the 2007 Worlds, but had been pummeled in the first round. The Beijing final was dearly fought, however, with Tishchenko leading 10-8 after three rounds. Although Sow scored a point early in the final round to make it 10-9, that was as close as he got, Tishchenko winning 11-9.

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Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Aleksey Tishchenko 24 Russia RUS Gold
2 Daouda Sow 25 France FRA Silver
3T Hrachik Javakhyan 24 Armenia ARM Bronze
3T Yordenis Ugás 22 Cuba CUB Bronze
5T Baek Jong-Seop 28 South Korea KOR
5T Darley Pérez 24 Colombia COL
5T Georgian Popescu 23 Romania ROU
5T Hu Qing 22 China CHN
9T Pichai Sayota 28 Thailand THA
9T Rasheed Lawal 24 Nigeria NGR
9T Asylbek Talasbayev 26 Kyrgyzstan KGZ
9T Anthony Little 27 Australia AUS
9T Domenico Valentino 24 Italy ITA
9T Francisco Vargas 23 Mexico MEX
9T José Pedraza 19 Puerto Rico PUR
9T Merey Akshalov 20 Kazakhstan KAZ
17T Éverton Lopes 19 Brazil BRA
17T Julius Indongo 25 Namibia NAM
17T Saifeddine Nejmaoui 27 Tunisia TUN
17T Tahar Tamsamani 27 Morocco MAR
17T Hamza Kramou 20 Algeria ALG
17T Sadam Ali 19 United States USA
17T Jean de Dieu Soloniaina 34 Madagascar MAD
17T Kim Song-Guk 24 North Korea PRK
17T Onur Şipal 19 Turkey TUR
17T Oleksandr Kliuchko 24 Ukraine UKR
17T Miklós Varga 20 Hungary HUN