Another round of Olympic boxing has officially come to a close.
The Tokyo Olympic Games has seen some stunning knockouts, energized boxers and surprising wins, but only the best were able to come out with a medal.
Galal Yafai bagged Great Britain’s first gold medal in boxing after defeating featherweight Carlo Paalam, of Philippines.
Brazil’s Hebert Sousa made a comeback in the middleweight bout after knocking out Ukraine’s Oleksandr Khyzhniak, a top seed, in the final round.
Cuba’s Roniel Iglesias continued the legacy of the country’s hitting powerhouse with a 5-0 victory over Great Britain’s Pat McCormack in the men’s welterweight final.
Stoyka Krasteva, of Bulgaria, secured her 5-0 win over top-seeded Buse Naz Cakiroglu of Turkey in the women’s flyweight final. The 36-year-old dominated her final four opponents to win Bulgaria’s fifth overall boxing gold. Her Floyd Mayweather-like stance proved to be dominant in the ring.
Meanwhile, the 17-year gold medal drought for Team USA continues after boxer Keyshawn Davis dropped a split decision to Cuba’s Andy Cruz in the lightweight gold medal match.
2020 Olympic silver medalists!
— USA Boxing (@USABoxing) August 9, 2021
Richard Torrez Jr. lost his bout against Uzebekistan’s Bakhodir Jalolov via unanimous decision in the super heavyweight final. Duke Ragan fell short of a gold medal in the men’s featherweight battle against Russian Olympic Committee’s Albert Batyrgaziev.
Here’s a list of the final Olympic Boxing medals.
Gold: Bakhodir Jalolov (Uzbekistan)
Silver: Richard Torrez Jr. (USA)
Bronze: Kamshybek Kunkabayev (Kazakhstan), Frazer Clarke (GB)
Gold: Julio La Cruz (Cuba)
Silver: Muslim Gadzhimagomedov (Russia)
Bronze: David Nyika (NZ), Abner Teixeira (Brazil)
Gold: Arlen Lopez (Cuba)
Silver: Benjamin Whittaker (GB)
Bronze: Alphonso Dominguez (Azerbaijan), Imam Khataev (Russia)
Gold: Herbert Sousa (Brazil)
Silver: Oleksandr Khyzhniak (Ukraine)
Bronze: Eumir Marcial (Philippines), Gleb Bakshi (Russia)
Gold: Roniel Iglesias (Cuba)
Silver: Pat McCormack (GB)
Bronze: Andrej Zamkovoi (Russia), Aiden Walsh (Ireland)
Gold: Andy Cruz (Cuba)
Silver: Keyshawn Davis (USA)
Bronze: Harry Garside (Australia), Hovhannes Bachkov (Armenia)
Gold: Albert Batyrgaziev (Russia)
Silver: Duke Ragan (USA)
Bronze: Samuel Takyi (Ghana), Lazaro Alvarez (Cuba)
Gold: Galla Yafai (GB)
Silver: Carlo Paalam (Philippines)
Bronze: Ryomei Tanaka (Japan), Saken Bibossinov (Kazakhstan)
Gold: Lauren Price (GB)
Silver: Li Qian (China)
Bronze: Nouchka Fontijn (Holland), Zenfira Magomedalieva (Russia)
Gold: Busenaz Surmeneli (Turkey)
Silver: Hong Gu (China)
Bronze: Oshae Jones (USA), Lovlina Borgohain (India)
Gold: Kellie Anne Harrington (Ireland)
Silver: Beatriz Ferreira (Brazil)
Bronze: Sudaporn Seesondee (Thailand), Mira Potkonen (Finland)
Gold: Sena Irie (Japan)
Silver: Nesthy Petecio (Philippines)
Bronze: Karris Artingstall (Australia), Irma Testa (Italy)
Gold: Stoyka Krasteva (Bulgaria)
Silver: Buse Cakiroglu (Turkey)
Bronze: Hsiao-Wen Huang (Taiwan), Tsukimi Namiki (Japan)