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Men's Lightweight

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Host City: London, Great Britain
Venue(s): ExCeL, Newham, London
Date Started: July 29, 2012
Date Finished: August 12, 2012
Format: Single elimination tournament.

Gold: UKR Vasyl Lomachenko
Silver: KOR Han Sun-Cheol
Bronze: LTU Evaldas Petrauskas
CUB Yasnier Toledo


[Vasyl Lomachenko] of Ukraine had been awarded the Val Barker Trophy as the outstanding boxer of the 2008 Olympic Games and the years between Beijing and London had seen him virtually unbeatable in tournament boxing. He had won the 2009 world championship at featherweight and then in 2011 added the lightweight world title after the abolition of the featherweight division in amateur boxing had forced him to fight at 3 kgs heavier than in 2008.

His route to a second Olympic gold was pretty straightforward and his biggest test, which came in a semi-final with Cuba’s [Yasnier Toledo], was passed without any great alarm. Lomachenko’s opponent in the final was [Han Sun-Cheol], a surprise contender from Korea. Han was no match for the Ukrainian and was comfortably outscored by a full 10 point margin.

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Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Vasyl Lomachenko 24 Ukraine UKR Gold
2 Han Sun-Cheol 27 South Korea KOR Silver
3T Yasnier Toledo 22 Cuba CUB Bronze
3T Evaldas Petrauskas 20 Lithuania LTU Bronze
5T Felix Verdejo 19 Puerto Rico PUR
5T Gani Zhaylauov 26 Kazakhstan KAZ
5T Domenico Valentino 28 Italy ITA
5T Fazliddin Gaybnazarov 21 Uzbekistan UZB
9T Wellington Arias 21 Dominican Republic DOM
9T Ahmed Mejri 22 Tunisia TUN
9T Jai Bhagwan 27 India IND
9T Liu Qiang 29 China CHN
9T Josh Taylor 21 Great Britain GBR
9T Fatih Keleş 22 Turkey TUR
9T Jose Ramirez 19 United States USA
9T Vazgen Safaryants 27 Belarus BLR
17T Eduard Marriaga 19 Colombia COL
17T Shafiq Chitou 27 Benin BEN
17T Juan Huertas 18 Panama PAN
17T Sailom Ard 26 Thailand THA
17T Andrique Allisop 19 Seychelles SEY
17T Luke Jackson 27 Australia AUS
17T Robson Conceição 23 Brazil BRA
17T Miklós Varga 24 Hungary HUN
17T Abdelkader Chadi 25 Algeria ALG
17T Yhyacinthe Abdon 26 Cameroon CMR
17T Rachid Azzedine 29 France FRA
17T Mohamed Ramadan 25 Egypt EGY