Winners of the Val Barker Trophy (20)


The Val Barker Award is given out to the best technical boxer at each Olympics. The award is named for Val Barker, who was President of AIBA (Association Internationale de Boxe Amateur) from 1926-29. No awards were given in 2020 because AIBA was suspended at the time of the Tokyo Olympics - although an award with the same name was given out at the AIBA men’s world championships later in 2021.

Athlete Nation(s) Sport(s) Era Notes
Bakhtiyar Artayev KAZ BOX 2004—2008 Winner 2004
Roberto Balado CUB BOX 1992 Winner 1992
Nino Benvenuti ITA BOX 1960 Winner 1960
Howard Davis, Jr. USA BOX 1976 Winner 1976
Hasanboy Dusmatov UZB BOX 2016 Winner 2016 (Men)
Paul Gonzales, Jr. USA BOX 1984 Winner 1984
George Hunter RSA BOX 1948 Winner 1948
Roy Jones, Jr. USA BOX 1988—1997 Winner 1988
Lou Laurie USA BOX 1936 Winner 1936
Norvel Lee USA BOX 1948—1952 Winner 1952
Vasyl Lomachenko UKR BOX 2008—2012 Winner 2008
Dick McTaggart GBR BOX 1956—1964 Winner 1956
Patrizio Oliva ITA BOX 1980 Winner 1980
Valery Popenchenko RUS
BOX 1964 Winner 1964
Oleg Saitov RUS BOX 1996—2004 Winner 2000
Serik Sapiyev KAZ BOX 2008—2012 Winner 2012
Claressa Shields USA BOX 2012—2016 Winner 2016 (Women)
Teófilo Stevenson CUB BOX 1972—1991 Winner 1972
Philip Waruinge KEN BOX 1964—1972 Winner 1968
Vasily Zhirov KAZ BOX 1996 Winner 1996