Olympic boxing: China’s Zou takes light flyweight gold

August 12th, 2012 - 2:14 pm ICT by IANS  

London, Aug 12 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Chinese light flyweight boxer Zou Shiming retained his Olympic title Saturday after beating Thailand’s Kaeo Pongprayoon in a tight final.

Beijing champion Zou won all three rounds by a one-point margin, doing just enough for victory over the 2009 Asian champion Pongprayoon, taking the first round 2-1, the second 4-3 and the third 7-6.

Russia’s David Aryapetyan and Ireland’s Paddy Barnes won the bronze medals after losing their respective semifinals.

–IANS/RIA Novosti

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