Boxing at the 2000 Summer Olympics

Dates 16 September – 1 October 2000
Medal Events 12

The 2000 boxing events were contested at the Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre (SCEC), which had opened in 1988, although a new section had been added for the 2000 Olympics. The SCEC hosted boxing, fencing, judo, and wrestling events at the Olympics. There were again 12 classes contested in 2000, the same as there had been since 1984. But there was a major change in the format of all boxing matches in 2000. Since boxing had been an Olympic sport, it had consisted of three rounds of three minutes each. But in 2000, the format was changed to four rounds of two minutes each. One other minor change was in the final placements awarded. Previously the losing quarter-finalists were listed as =5th, but in 2000 they were all given placements. The quarter-finalist losing to the gold medalist was placed 5th, the quarter-finalist losing to the silver medalist was placed 6th, the quarter-finalist losing to the losing semi-finalist who lost to the gold medalist was placed 7th, while the quarter-finalist who lost to the semi-finalist who lost to the silver medalist was placed 8th. Through 2008, this is the only Olympics at which this placement system has been used.

Once again the Cubans had the dominant team in boxing, winning four gold medals, highlighted by Félix Savón winning his third consecutive gold medal in the heavyweight division, making him only the third Olympian to win three boxing gold medals, after Hungary’s László Papp and Savón’s countryman, Teófilo Stevenson. Russian and Kazakh fighters won two gold medals each. But as a measure of how much their amateur boxing program had fallen, Sydney marked the first time that no United States’ boxer won a gold medal at the Olympics.

Events

Event Status Date Participants NOCs
Light-Flyweight (≤48 kilograms), Men Olympic 17 – 30 September 2000 27 27
Flyweight (≤51 kilograms), Men Olympic 19 September – 1 October 2000 27 27
Bantamweight (≤54 kilograms), Men Olympic 16 – 30 September 2000 28 28
Featherweight (≤57 kilograms), Men Olympic 18 September – 1 October 2000 28 28
Lightweight (≤60 kilograms), Men Olympic 17 – 30 September 2000 28 28
Light-Welterweight (≤63.5 kilograms), Men Olympic 20 September – 1 October 2000 27 27
Welterweight (≤67 kilograms), Men Olympic 16 – 30 September 2000 27 27
Light-Middleweight (≤71 kilograms), Men Olympic 19 September – 1 October 2000 28 28
Middleweight (≤75 kilograms), Men Olympic 18 – 30 September 2000 27 27
Light-Heavyweight (≤81 kilograms), Men Olympic 20 September – 1 October 2000 28 28
Heavyweight (≤91 kilograms), Men Olympic 21 – 30 September 2000 16 16
Super-Heavyweight (>91 kilograms), Men Olympic 23 September – 1 October 2000 16 16
307 (307/0) 75 (75/0)

Medals

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Light-Flyweight, Men Brahim AsloumFRA Rafael LozanoESP Kim Un-Chol
Maikro Romero
PRK
CUB
Flyweight, Men Wijan PonlidTHA Bolat ZhumadilovKAZ Jérôme Thomas
Volodymyr Sydorenko
FRA
UKR
Bantamweight, Men Guillermo RigondeauxCUB Raimkul MalakhbekovRUS Clarence Vinson
Serhiy Danylchenko
USA
UKR
Featherweight, Men Bekzat SattarkhanovKAZ Rocky JuárezUSA Kamil Dzhamaludinov
Tahar Tamsamani
RUS
MAR
Lightweight, Men Mario KindelánCUB Andriy KotelnykUKR Aleksandr Maletin
Cristian Bejarano
RUS
MEX
Light-Welterweight, Men Mukhammad Kadyr AbdullayevUZB Ricardo Williams, Jr.USA Diógenes Luna
Mohamed Allalou
CUB
ALG
Welterweight, Men Oleg SaitovRUS Serhiy DotsenkoUKR Dorel Simion
Vitalie Gruşac
ROU
MDA
Light-Middleweight, Men Yermakhan IbraimovKAZ Marian SimionROU Jermain Taylor
Pornchai Thongburan
USA
THA
Middleweight, Men Jorge GutiérrezCUB Gaydarbek GaydarbekovRUS Vüqar Mursal Ələkbərov
Zsolt Erdei
AZE
HUN
Light-Heavyweight, Men Aleksandr LebzyakRUS Rudi KrajCZE Andriy Fedchuk
Sergey Mikhaylov
UKR
UZB
Heavyweight, Men Félix SavónCUB Sultan IbragimovRUS Sebastian Köber
Vladimir Ch'ant'uria
GER
GEO
Super-Heavyweight, Men Audley HarrisonGBR Mukhtarkhan DildabekovKAZ Paolo Vidoz
Rustam Saidov
ITA
UZB

Medal table

NOC Gold Silver Bronze Total
Cuba CUB 4 0 2 6
Russian Federation RUS 2 3 2 7
Kazakhstan KAZ 2 2 0 4
Uzbekistan UZB 1 0 2 3
France FRA 1 0 1 2
Thailand THA 1 0 1 2
Great Britain GBR 1 0 0 1
Ukraine UKR 0 2 3 5
United States USA 0 2 2 4
Romania ROU 0 1 1 2
Czech Republic CZE 0 1 0 1
Spain ESP 0 1 0 1
Algeria ALG 0 0 1 1
Azerbaijan AZE 0 0 1 1
Democratic People's Republic of Korea PRK 0 0 1 1
Georgia GEO 0 0 1 1
Germany GER 0 0 1 1
Hungary HUN 0 0 1 1
Italy ITA 0 0 1 1
Mexico MEX 0 0 1 1
Morocco MAR 0 0 1 1
Republic of Moldova MDA 0 0 1 1