Some gold medal winners from the men's boxing event at the 2012 Olympic Games were Shimming Zou (46 to 49kg), Robeisy Ramirez Carrazana (56kg), Vasyl Lomachenko (57-60kg, lightweight) and Oleksandr Usyk (81 to 91kg, heavyweight). Nicole Adams, Katie Taylor and Clarissa Shields were gold medal winners in the women's competition.
Additional gold medal winners in the men's boxing event at the 2012 Olympic Games include light-heavyweight champion Egor Mekhontcev and super-heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua. Anthony Joshua and Clarissa Shields were the only two Americans who received gold medals in the boxing competition. Great Britain and Ireland were the other two countries to win gold medals in the women's competition. China, Cuba, Ukraine, Great Britain, Kazakistan, Japan and Russia all had gold medal winners in the men's competition. In addition to the two U.S. gold medal winners, the only other American to win a medal in a boxing event at the 2012 Olympic Games was Marlen Esparza, who tied for bronze medal in the women's 51kg (fly) competition.
In total, there were 10 categories for men's boxing and three categories for the women's boxing event. The 2012 London Olympics marked the first time that there was a women's boxing competition. Consequently, it was the first Summer Olympics in which females competed in every sport, says Englishclub.com.