Gold in Rio will move Ireland into top 20 in All-Time Olympic Boxing Table

A third gold medal for Irish boxing at the Rio Olympics next August would lift – if China or the Czech Republic don’t win gold – Irish boxing into a top 20 place in the All-Time Olympic medals table.

Ireland currently occupies 23rd position, with two gold, five silver and nine bronze won since first entering the Olympics as an independent nation in 1924.

Ireland’s placing improved considerably over the last two Olympiads with seven medals secured at Bejing 2008 and London 2012, almost matching the total won since the great John McNally secured a first boxing medal for Ireland at Helsinki 1952.

Michael Carruth and Katie Taylor are Ireland’s Olympic champions, while John McNally, Fred Tiedt, Wayne McCullough, Ken Egan and John Joe Nevin have won silver.

Freddy Gilroy, Tony “Socks” Byrne, John Caldwell, Jim McCourt, Hugh Russell, Darren Sutherland, Paddy Barnes (2) and Michael Conlan have taken home bronze.

The USA tops the medals table with 50 gold medals in the bag. Cuba served notice that they were emerging as a leading boxing nation at the 1968 Games in Mexico after winning two silver medals.

Four years later they claimed three gold, one silver and one bronze to top the medals table at Munich 1972.

All Time Olympic Medals Table Boxing

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 United States (USA) 50 23 38 110
2 Cuba (CUB) 34 19 14 67
3 Great Britain (GBR) 17 12 24 53
4 Italy (ITA) 15 15 17 47
5 Soviet Union (URS) 14 19 18 51
6 Hungary (HUN) 10 2 8 20
7 Russia (RUS) 9 5 12 26
8 Poland (POL) 8 9 26 43
9 Argentina (ARG) 7 7 10 24
10 Kazakhstan (KAZ) 6 5 6 17
11 South Africa (RSA) 6 4 9 19
12 East Germany (GDR) 5 2 6 13
13 Germany (GER) 4 9 9 22
14 France (FRA) 4 7 8 19
15 Bulgaria (BUL) 4 5 9 18
16 Thailand (THA) 4 4 6 14
17 Ukraine (UKR) 4 3 7 14
18 Canada (CAN) 3 7 10 20
19 South Korea (KOR) 3 7 7 17
20 Yugoslavia (YUG) 3 2 6 11
21 China (CHN) 3 2 3 8
22 Czechoslovakia (TCH) 3 1 2 6
23 Ireland (IRL) 2 5 9 16
24 Mexico (MEX) 2 3 7 12
25 Finland (FIN) 2 3 3 8
26 North Korea (PRK) 2 1 11 14
27 Japan (JPN) 2 0 3 5
28 Romania (ROU) 1 9 15 25
29 Denmark (DEN) 1 5 6 12
30 Unified Team of Germany (EUA) 1 3 2 6
31 Mongolia (MGL) 1 2 2 5
Norway (NOR) 1 2 2 5
Venezuela (VEN) 1 2 2 5
34 Kenya (KEN) 1 1 5 7
35 Netherlands (NED) 1 1 4 6
36 Belgium (BEL) 1 1 2 4
37 New Zealand (NZL) 1 1 1 3
38 Uzbekistan (UZB) 1 0 6 7
39 Algeria (ALG) 1 0 5 6
West Germany (FRG) 1 0 5 6
41 Dominican Republic (DOM) 1 0 1 2
42 Sweden (SWE) 0 5 6 11
43 Nigeria (NGR) 0 3 3 6
44 Uganda (UGA) 0 3 1 4
45 Philippines (PHI) 0 2 3 5
Turkey (TUR) 0 2 3 5
47 Spain (ESP) 0 2 2 4
48 Belarus (BLR) 0 2 0 2
49 Puerto Rico (PUR) 0 1 5 6
50 Australia (AUS) 0 1 3 4
51 Brazil (BRA) 0 1 3 4
Egypt (EGY) 0 1 3 4
53 Chile (CHI) 0 1 2 3
Ghana (GHA) 0 1 2 3
55 Cameroon (CMR) 0 1 1 2
Unified Team (EUN) 0 1 1 2
57 Australasia (ANZ) 0 1 0 1
Czech Republic (CZE) 0 1 0 1
Estonia (EST) 0 1 0 1
Tonga (TGA) 0 1 0 1
61 Azerbaijan (AZE) 0 0 6 6
62 Colombia (COL) 0 0 3 3
Morocco (MAR) 0 0 3 3
64 India (IND) 0 0 2 2
Moldova (MDA) 0 0 2 2
Tunisia (TUN) 0 0 2 2
67 Armenia (ARM) 0 0 1 1
Bermuda (BER) 0 0 1 1
Georgia (GEO) 0 0 1 1
Guyana (GUY) 0 0 1 1
Lithuania (LTU) 0 0 1 1
Mauritius (MRI) 0 0 1 1
Niger (NIG) 0 0 1 1
Pakistan (PAK) 0 0 1 1
Syria (SYR) 0 0 1 1
Tajikistan (TJK) 0 0 1 1
Uruguay (URU) 0 0 1 1
Zambia (ZAM) 0 0 1 1
Total 239 239 415 893
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