On this day: Zou Shiming wins China’s first Olympic boxing gold at Beijing 2008 Games

//On this day: Zou Shiming wins China’s first Olympic boxing gold at Beijing 2008 Games

On this day: Zou Shiming wins China’s first Olympic boxing gold at Beijing 2008 Games

There were tears in the Beijing Workers’ Gymnasium when Zou Shiming was announced as the gold medal winner in light flyweight boxing on August 24, 2008.It came not with a bang but a whimper. Mongolia’s Purevdorjiin Serdamba injured his shoulder at the tail end of the second round and could not fight on.That meant China had won its 50th and final gold medal of the Beijing 2008 Olympics, on the last day no less, and its first ever boxing gold.It came as a shock to Zou. “When the result was…

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