|Zou snatches first-ever boxing gold for China|
|Zou Shiming of China celebrates after defeating Serdamba Purevdorj of Mongolia.|
|Beijing, China (Sports Network) - Zou Shiming won China's first-ever Olympic gold medal in boxing on Sunday, beating Mongolia's Serdamba Purevdorj in the final of the light-flyweight class Sunday.|
Zou hit Purevdorj with a combination of punches in the first round, earning one point. The fight was then stopped in the second round because Purevdorj had a shoulder injury.
It was Zou's second Olympic medal, as he won bronze in Athens four years ago.
"After a very good preparation I wanted to deliver to the spectators a wonderful show, but I did not expect that my opponent would get injured," said Zou. "However, the gold medal is the most important thing."
In fact, Zou's performance was the 50th gold medal for the host country at these Games. It is the seventh time that one nation has won at least 50 gold medals at one Olympics. The U.S. set the all-time record at Los Angeles with 83 gold medals.
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