Katie Taylor (red) v Russia's Sofya Ochigava in the 2012 final

Katie Taylor (red) v Russia’s Sofya Ochigava

The International Boxing Association (AIBA) today confirmed that all eleven Russia boxers, including Anastassiia Beliakova who will compete in Katie Taylor’s lightweight class, qualified for Rio 2016 will compete at Rio 2016.

Today’s AIBA statement read: “In accordance with the decision of the IOC Executive Bureau (EB) of July 24th AIBA has carried out an individual analysis of the anti-doping record of each of the 11 Russian boxers qualified for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games and submitted its recommendation on their eligibility to the IOC based on the criteria outlined in the IOC EB decision.

“That process is now complete and confirmation has been received from the IOC Review Panel that the following 11 Russian boxers are eligible to compete at Rio 2016.”

Russian boxers qualified


  • BELIAKOVA Anastassiia – 60kg
  • IAKUSHINA Iaroslava – 75kg


  • EGOROV Vasilii – 49kg
  • ALOIAN Misha – 52 kg
  • NIKITIN Vladimir – 56 kg
  • ABDURASHIDOV Adlan – 60kg
  • DUNAYTSEV Vitaly – 64kg
  • ZAMKOVOY Andrey – 69kg
  • CHEBOTAREV Artem – 75kg
  • KHAMUKOV Petr – 81kg
  • TISHCHENKO Evgeny -91 kg