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Russia wins Olympic heavyweight boxing gold
 

Russia's Rakhim Chakhkiev bagged the Olympic heavyweight boxing gold after defeating world champion Clemente Russo of Italy in the final.

His win has secured Russia's first boxing gold at the Beijing Olympics. Russia has so far won 21 golds at the Olympics.

Chakhkiev, 25, defeated 2007 world champion Clemente Russo of Italy 4-2 in the heavyweight final.

Earlier, he beat Iran's Ali Mazaheri 7-3, John Mbumba of France 18-9, and Cuban Osmai Acosta Duarte 10-5 on his way to the top.

Duarte finished third along with the other semifinal loser, Deontay Wilder of the US.

 
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Medals Tally (Beijing 2008)
Country G S B T
1. China 51 21 28 100
2. USA 36 38 36 110
3. Russia 23 21 28 72
4. Britain 19 13 15 47
5. Germany 16 10 15 41
6. Australia 14 15 17 46
7. S Korea 13 10 8 31
8. Japan 9 6 10 25
9. Italy 8 10 10 28
10. France 7 16 17 40
50. India 1 0 2 3
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Medals Tally ( Athens 2004)
 
 
 
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We are proud of Abhinav Bindra, Sushil Kumar and Bijender Kumar. Congratulations to all of them. I hope now the corporate world and media in the country will concentrate more on games other than cricket.
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