Boxing was introduced in Olymics Games in 1904 and since then it has been played at all the olympic games held so far. The only year it could not be played was in 1912 Summer Olympics in Stockhold owing to the local law banning the sport.
Participants are categorized in weightwise category and played a set of tournaments with one for each weight class. There are 8 weight class for men and 5 for women currently. There are as follows
SuperHeavy weight : +91 Kg
Heavy weight : 81-91 Kg
Light Heavyweight : 75-81 Kg
Middleweight : 69-75 Kg
Welterweight : 63-69 Kg
Lightweight : 57-63 Kg
Featherweight : 52-57 Kg
Flyweight : 48-52 Kg
Women’s weight class start from middle weight 69-75kg till flyweight class of 48-52 Kg.
To 10 Nationwise Highest Boxing Medals in Olympics Games so far
Country Gold Silver Bronze Total
USA 50 24 40 114
Cuba 37 19 17 73
UK 18 13 25 56
Italy 15 15 17 47
Russia 14 19 18 51
Hungary 10 2 8 20
Poland 8 9 26 43
Argentina 7 7 10 24
Kazakhastan 7 7 8 22
It can be eviden from the above that no one is near to USA who is the highest grosser in medal winnings at Olympics. Cuba is a small nation and with second rank in medal winning really shows the zeal of the country and people have towards sports.
United Kingdom, stands third who is considered to be the origin of Olympics games and has done a commendable job given its geographical limits and small population.
The data above is till 2016 Olympics. With Summer Olympics 2020 nearby, lets see if the record changes in terms of rankings of the country or we will have to wait for another four years to witness the same.
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