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Famous Olympic Boxers

Boxing Olympic Players: Boxing is another important event in the Summer Games. It draws a great number of spectators to the rings and has definitely contributed in making the Olympics more interesting and popular. It became a part of the Summer Games since the inception in 1896. This game of sweat and blood needs tremendous power and technique. The ring has an area of 20ft by 20 ft.

There are sub categorizations based on the weight of the players. There are 11 such categories. Boxing is played at the amateur level in the Olympics. Olympic boxing legends are few in number but all of them have contributed a lot in making the game attractive. Their professionalism is a quality to vouch for.

One such boxer was Muhammad Ali whose real name is Cassius Marcellus Clay. A United States citizen, he had won the gold medal in the light heavyweight division at the 1960 Olympics. His feat in boxing has not been challenged by any other existing boxer. This champion boxer has been awarded the title of 'Sportsman of the Century' in 1999.

Other famous boxers are Felix Savon Fabre and Teofilo Stevenson Lawrence who have achieved great success in the boxing section of Summer Games. The traditional hub of boxing has been Cuba and both these players hail from there.

The Greatest Boxers at the Olympic Games
RankPlayers NameRepresenting CountryGenderGold MedalSilver MedalBronze MedalTotal Medals
1László PappHungaryM3003
1Félix SavónCubaM3003
1Teófilo StevensonCubaM3003
4Boris LagutinRussiaM2013
4Oleg SaitovRussiaM2013
4Zou ShimingChinaM2013















Team USA defeated team Serbia to win its third straight basketball gold medal in Men’s Basketball tournament. The winning team’s coach Mike Krzyzewski was utmost delighted with his team’s victory on the final day of Rio 2016 Olympic Games. USA won by a 19-15 lead and this is their 25th straight victory at the Olympic Games in addition to the 15th straight victory in the basketball tournament. 

Mo Farah of Great Britain has bagged the gold by winning the 5000 meters final and completed the double double. According to media reports, with this victory Farah has become the second man in the history of Olympics to be able to successfully defend his 5000 and 10000 Olympic championships. His victory is being hailed on Twitter with some calling him the greatest long distance runner of all time. Meanwhile, the silver medal has gone to Paul Kipkemoi Chelimo and Dejen Gebremeskel of Ethiopia has bagged the bronze.

In the women's event, Caster Semenya of South Africa won the Olympic gold in the 800m. She won in one minute 55.28 seconds.  Francine Niyonsaba of Burundi won the silver medal and Kenya's Margaret Nyairera Wambui bagged the bronze.

Chen Long of China has taken gold medal in the Rio Olympics 2016 after defeating Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia, who has won a silver in men’s badminton today. Lee was facing pressure not to lose the match. He beat Lin Dan of China in the semi-final. Lee and Lin, both are considered to be the best players of their time. With Lee’s defeat, Malaysia has missed out the chance of getting an Olympic gold medal.


Italy came up with a win and is heading to men's volleyball final against Brazil, after defeating USA. The US men's volleyball team tried all their survival skills, but could not stand in front of Italy. The winning team's thriller was 30-28, 26-28, 9-25, 25-22, 15-9. After it was over, US coach John Speraw said that the team was not skilled enough and they did not execute on some of the opportunities, which Italy flawlessly did

French boxer Estelle Mossely celebrated her 24th birthday by winning a gold medal in Women’s lightweight boxing championship. She defeated China’s Yin Junhua after the end of four rounds that had the two defending champions leveled on the scorecards of three judges. The bronze medals were earned by Mira Potkonen of Finland and Anastasia Beliakova of Russia.

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