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