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Lomachenko of Ukraine wins men´s 57kg boxing gold

Source: Xinhua | 08-23-2008 20:10

Special Report:   2008 Beijing Olympic Games

BEIJING, Aug. 23 (Xinhua) -- Ukrainian Vasyl Lomachenko dominated the final ring against Frenchman Khedafi Djelkhir on Saturday night to win an easy Olympic gold medal in the boxing 57kg category.

Vasyl Lomachenko of Ukraine reacts during Men's Feather (57kg) Final Bout between Vasyl Lomachenko of Ukraine and Khedafi Djelkhir of France of Beijing 2008 Olympic Games boxing event at Workers' Gymnasium in Beijing, China, Aug. 23, 2008. Vasyl Lomachenko defeated Khedafi Djelkhir, and won the gold medal of the event.(Xinhua Photo)
Vasyl Lomachenko of Ukraine reacts during Men's
 Feather (57kg) Final Bout between Vasyl Lomachenko
 of Ukraine and Khedafi Djelkhir of France of 
Beijing 2008 Olympic Games boxing event at 
Workers' Gymnasium in Beijing, China, Aug. 23, 
2008. Vasyl Lomachenko defeated Khedafi Djelkhir,
 and won the gold medal of the event.(Xinhua Photo)

Lomachenko proved himself much superior in power and speed, punching his French rival punches so fast and hard that the referee stopped the fight after three standing counts and awarded the Ukrainian the victory.

Djelkhir won the silver medal, and Turkish Yakup Kilic and Azerbaijani Shahin Imranov both won bronze medals.


Editor:Chen Ge