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Kazakhstan's Sarsekbayev wins Olympic boxing welter (69kg) gold
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16:41, August 24, 2008


Bakhyt Sarsekbayev of Kazakhstan reacts during men's welter (69kg) final bout at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games boxing event in Beijing, China, Aug. 24, 2008. Bakhyt Sarsekbayev won the match over Carlos Banteaux Suarez of Cuba and got the gold medal in the event.(Xinhua Photo)

Bakhyt Sarsekbayev of Kazakhstan beat Carlos Banteaux Suarez of Cuba to win the welterweight title of the Beijing Games boxing tournament on Sunday.

Sarsekbayev, who finished fifth in World Championships 2007, fought from 1-0 down to lead at 7-2 at the end of the second bout.

Sarsekbayev never looked back in the remaining match, winning at 18-9 for the first gold in the event and the second overall for Kazakhstan.

While Cuba, known for its boxing skills, had to settle for four straight silver medals in boxing.

Source: Xinhua

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