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Zou Shiming Wins China's First Olympic Boxing Gold Medal
    2008-08-24 14:24:49     Xinhua

Zou Shiming of China celebrates after winning the 48kg boxing gold at the Beijing Olympic Games on Sunday, August 24, 2008. [Photo: Xinhuanet]

Light flyweight (48kg) boxer Zou Shiming won China's first boxing Olympic gold medal by beating Mongolia's Serdamba Purevdorj 1-0 at the Beijing Olympics on Sunday.

It was also China's 50th gold medal in this Games.

Zou won the match easily as the Mongolian accidentally injured his shoulder at the second round and had to withdraw from the competition.

After the easy victory, Zou, wrapping the Chinese national flag, ran around the inner arena in ecstasy among the deafening cheering from the fully-packed audience.


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