Galal Yafai gained Britain’s first boxing gold medal on the Tokyo Olympics, beating Carlo Paalam of the Philippines 4:1 within the flyweight last.
Yafai, the 28-year-old youthful brother of two skilled boxers from Birmingham, is a two-time Olympian who had a powerful run in Tokyo. He completed by flattening Paalam within the first spherical of the gold medal bout.
Britain’s powerhouse staff has gained two silvers and two bronzes to go along with Yafai’s gold in Tokyo. Middleweight Lauren Worth fights Sunday for an additional gold.
Paalam fell simply wanting successful the primary Olympic boxing gold medal within the historical past of the Philippines after knocking off defending gold medalist Shakhoibidin Zoirov on his technique to the ultimate. The Filipino staff continues to be heading dwelling from Tokyo with two silver medals and a bronze after successful simply 5 boxing medals in its total earlier Olympic historical past.
Ryomei Tanaka of Japan and Saken Bibossinov of Kazakhstan gained bronze medals. Yafai beat Bibossinov in an exhilarating semifinal.
Krasteva wins girls’s flyweight gold
Stoyka Krasteva of Bulgaria in motion. – REUTERS
Stoyka Krasteva of Bulgaria gained the ladies’s flyweight boxing gold medal. She beat top-seeded Buse Naz Cakiroglu of Turkey 5:0.
The 36-year-old Krasteva, a 2012 Olympian, dominated her last 4 opponents to win Bulgaria’s fifth-ever boxing gold and its first since Daniel Petrov in 1996. Bulgaria had gained only one bronze in boxing since 2004.
Cakiroglu misplaced the ultimate decisively however gained Turkey’s third-ever silver medal in boxing and sixth medal total. Teammate Busenaz Surmeneli has one other shot at Turkey’s first boxing gold within the welterweight last later Saturday.
Huang Hsiao-wen of Taiwan, the 2019 world champion, and Tsukimi Namiki of Japan gained bronze within the lightest girls’s weight class.