Russian athletes dominated the IBA World Boxing Tour Golden Belt Series event in Morocco ©IBA

There were 12 Russian gold medallists on the final day of the International Boxing Association's (IBA) World Boxing Tour Golden Belt Series in Marrakesh.

The event in the Moroccan city marked the first time that athletes from Russia have been able to compete under the national flag since being sanctioned in 2019 over the state-sponsored doping scandal.

Edmond Khudoian was the first Russian to triumph as he comfortably downed home favourite Hamza Essaadi via a unanimous judges' decision in the men's under-48-kilogram category.

His compatriot Vasilii Egorov then won by the same result over Martin Salvador Molina in the men's under-51kg decider.

There was also women's success on a bumper night for the Russians.

Nadezhda Golubeva trounced Wu Shih-Yi of Chinese Taipei 5-0 courtesy of the judges' decisions in the women's under-60kg bout.

Nataliya Sychugova defeated Kazakhstan's Aida Abikeyeva 5-0 in the women's under-63kg duel shortly after Eduard Savvin beat Azerbaijan's Umid Rustamov by the same margin in the men's under-57kg gold medal-match.

Triumphs also came in the Russian camp for Gabil Mamedov, Pavel Sosulin, Sharabutdin Ataev, Saltanat Medenova and Ramazan Karnukaev in session one.

In the second session, there were three more Russian gold medallists.

In the men's 75 to 80kg category Imam Khataev overcame Arlen Lopez Cardona of Cuba on points 4-1.

That was followed by two unanimous points wins for Vsevolod Shumkov and Dmitrii Dvali in the 57 to 60kg and 51 to 54kg categories respectively. 

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) is exploring a pathway for Russians and Belarusians to take part in Asian qualifying events for Paris 2024 but is insisting national symbols would remain banned due to the war in Ukraine.

A new IBA ranking system has been implemented this week with the introduction of seeds for the first time at the Golden Belt Series in Marrakesh.

Good performances will strengthen positions in rankings which will be used to decide the seeds on the World Boxing Tour and World Championships.

The IBA released the new ranking system in October 2022 but the Golden Belt Series is the first elite competition where seeds have been allocated from it.

Gold medal winners in Marrakesh will receive 900 points, with silver and bronze medallists securing 700 and 500 points respectively.