Vasyl Lomachenko

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Vasyl Lomachenko (born February 17, 1988) is a Ukrainian amateur boxer who won the featherweight gold medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympic games and was awarded the Val Barker Trophy, as the outstanding boxer. Lomachenko won the silver medal at featherweight at the 2007 World Amateur Boxing Championships. In 2009, Lomachenko won the world amateur championship in the featherweight class. Lomachenko is a southpaw.

Amateur career

In 2004 he became the Junior flyweight European U-17 champion, in 2006 he won the Junior World Championships, where he beat future bantam world champion and fellow southpaw Sergey Vodopyanov.

Next year at the (seniors) World Championships 2007 in Chicago he won the silver medal in the featherweight class, and qualified for the 2008 Beijing Olympic games. In the first round, he drew Albert Selimov, the man who defeated him in the world amateur championships. However, Lomachenko was able to avenge the loss.

World amateur championships results

2007 (as a featherweight)

2009 (as a featherweight)

Olympic Games Results

2008 (as a featherweight)

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