Do you know that only eight Asian countries have won Olympic gold medals in boxing?
With less than three weeks before London hosts the quadrennial games, InterAKTV took a closer look into how Asia has fared in the Olympic stage.
Kazakhstan, a satellite republic of the old Soviet Union, leads the cast with a gold-silver-bronze collection of 5-4-4, numbers that are truly sensational considering that its fighters will only be competing in their fifth Olympic Games.
Thailand is a close second with a tally of 4-3-6, while South Korea is third with a 3-6-10.
North Korea totes a 2-3-3, while China, a growing power in a sport in which it doesn’t have a rich tradition, boasts of a collection of 2-1-2, followed by Uzbekistan (1-0-5), Mongolia (1-1-2), and Japan (1-0-2).
In contrast, the Philippines sports a 0-2-3 tally, while Pakistan and India have identical 0-0-1 slates.
In the last Olympics in Beijing (2008), China led the way with 2-1-1, while Russia came in second with a 2-0-1 and Cuba had a dismal 0-4-4. Winning a gold medal each were Italy, England, Mongolia, Thailand, Ukraine and the Dominican Republic.
Here is the all-time list:
United States 48-23-38
Soviet Union 14-20-19
United Kingdom 14-11-23
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