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Britain's Joshua is Olympic super heavyweight champion

London, England (Sports Network) - Great Britain's Anthony Joshua won the super heavyweight final Sunday for his country's fifth boxing medal of the London Olympics, and third gold.

Joshua won the bout by countback after rallying for an 8-5 score in the third round to tie reigning Olympic champion Roberto Cammarelle of Italy at 18-18.

It was Britain's second gold medal at the weight, the first country to do that. It was the host country's 29th gold medal of the London Games.

Cammarelle, after losing by the tiebreaker, thought the judges got it wrong.

"I feel I've lost even though I got a silver medal to go along with the gold in Beijing and the bronze in Athens," he said.

Earlier, Kazakhstan's Serik Sapiyev beat Britain's Freddie Evans to win the welterweight division.

Also Sunday, Cuba's Robeisy Ramirez Carrazana topped Mongolia's Tugstsogt Nyambayar in the flyweight final, Ukranian Vasyl Lomachenko routed South Korea's Han Soon-chul to win the lightweight gold and Russia's Egor Mekhontcev beat Kazakhstan's Adilbek Niyazymbetov in a countback in the light heavyweight final.

08/12 11:22:46 ET


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