Joe Ward, Hamburg 2017


Azerbaijan was the leading European side in the medals table at the recent AIBA World Elite Men’s Championships in Hamburg, Germany, with the Ukraine and France in joint second spot, Russia 4th and Ireland 5th.


Azerbaijan claimed one gold and bronze,while the Ukraine and France took home one gold each. Russia secured silver and bronze and Ireland,courtesy of Joe Ward,silver.


Oleksandr Khyzhniak claimed the Best Boxer award to cap a memorable tournament for the talented Ukrainian middleweight.


Overall,Europe claimed 11 of the 40 medals on offer,down five from Doha 2015.


Cuba topped the World medals table in Hamburg. Ireland finished 9th.


The medal return for Europe at Hamburg 2017 is the lowest this century,down from a high of 31 medals at Belfast 2001.


Ireland improved two places in the all-time medals table at Hamburg 2017 to joint 22nd with Poland. Both nations have an identical collection of 1 gold, 3 silver and 9 bronze.


Cuba top the all-time table with 76 gold, 34 silver and 25 bronze.


John Ward,Dean Gardiner,Sean McComb,Kurt Walker and Brendan Irvine represented Ireland at Hamburg 2017.


The next two World Men’s Championships will be hosted at Sochi, Russia in 2019 and in New Delhi, India in 2011.


On the previous occasion the flagship tournament of international boxing was was held in New Delhi, Katie Taylor became the first Irish boxer to win gold at this level in 2006.


Irish women’s boxing occupies 9th position in the all-time World medals table, courtesy of Taylor’s five gold and one bronze and silver for Kellie Harrington.


Europe at the 2017 World Championships Hamburg, Germany August 25th/September 3rd



60kg Sofiane Oumiha (France)

75kg Oleksandr Khyzhniak (Ukraine)

91+kg Mahammadrasul Majidov (Azerbaijan)


81kg Joseph Ward (Ireland)

91kg  Evgeny Tishchenko (Russia)


64kg Hovhannes Bachkov (Armenia)

75kg Kamran Shakhsuvarly (Azerbaijan)

56kg Peter McGrail (England)

60kg Otar Eranosyan (Georgia

69kg Abass Baraou (Germany)

52kg Tamir Galanov (Russia)



Ireland’s Medal Winners at World Men’s Championships

1982 Munich
71kg Tommy Corr (Bronze)
Medals table:Joint 15th

1989 Moscow
63.5kg Michael Carruth (Bronze)
Medals tabel:Joint 10th

1993 Tampere
51kg Damaen Kelly (Bronze)
Medals table:Joint 15th

1997 Budapest
81kg Stephen Kirk (Bronze)
Medals table:Joint 14th

2001 Belfast
67kg James Moore (Bronze)
Medals table:Joint 12th

2009 Milan
54kg John Joe Nevin (Bronze)
Medals table:Joint 14th

2011 Baku
56kg John Joe Nevin (Bronze)
Medals table:Joint 14th

2013 Almaty
75kg Jason Quigley (Silver)
81kg Joe Ward (Bronze)
Medals table:Joint 6th

2015 Doha
56kg Michael Conlan (Gold)
81kg Joe Ward (Silver)
75kg Michael O’Reilly (Bronze)
Medals table: 4th

2017 Hamburg
81kg Joe Ward (Silver)
Medals table: 9th

Total: Gold 1, Silver 3, Bronze 9


Ireland’s Medals Winners at World Women’s Championshiops

New Delhi 2006
60kg Katie Taylor (Gold)
Medals Table: Joint 6th

Ningbo 2008
60kg: Katie Taylor (Gold)
Medals Table:Joint 7th

Barbados 2010
60kg: Katie Taylor (Gold)
Medals table:Joint 6th

Qinhuangdao 2012
60kg; Katie Taylor (Gold)
Medals Table:Joint 5th

Jeju 2014
60kg: Katie Taylor (Gold)
Medals table: Joint 5th

Astana 2016
64kg Kellie Harrington (Silver)
60kg Katie Taylor (Bronze)
Medals table: Joint 7th

Total: Gold 5, Silver 1, Bronze 1

Irish Men’s and Women’s Total: Gold 6, Silver 4, Bronze 10