Georgiy Balakshin

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Georgiy Ruslanovich Balakshin (Russian: Георгий Русланович Балакшин; born March 6, 1980 in Antonovka, near Nyurba, Sakha Republic) is a amateur boxer from Russia best known for winning the European title three times, and winning a bronze medal the 2008 Beijing Olympic games.

Amateur career

Balakshin won the gold medal 2002 and defended the crown at the 2004 European Amateur Boxing Championships in Pula. He participated in the 2004 Summer Olympics for Russia. There he was stopped in the quarterfinals of the Flyweight (51 kg) division by Cuba's eventual winner Yuriorkis Gamboa.

In 2005 he was part of the Russian team that won the 2005 Boxing World Cup. In 2006 he once again won the European title. At the World championships 2007 he beat Frenchman Jérôme Thomas but lost to eventual winner Rau'shee Warren.

Olympic results

2004 (as a flyweight)

2008 (as a flyweight)

World amateur championships results

2003 (as a flyweight)

2005 (as a flyweight)

2007 (as a flyweight)