China’s Zou wins 2nd straight Olympic boxing gold

Light flyweight Zou Shiming of China won his second straight

Olympic boxing gold medal on Saturday night, beating Thailand’s

Kaeo Pongprayoon 13-10.

Zou defended his gold medal from Beijing, the first light

flyweight to accomplish the feat. He is a three-time Olympic

medalist, also winning a bronze in Athens eight years ago.

Zou was the first boxing gold medalist in China’s history.

Pongprayoon vehemently protested the result, flopping to the

canvas in pain and anger. The Thai boxer was hit with a two-point

penalty for an unclear offense with 9 seconds left in the bout,

increasing Zou’s margin of victory.