Sunday, August 24, 2008

Russia's Chakhkiev Wins Heavyweight Gold

On Saturday, Russia's Rakhim Chakhkiev won Gold in Bejing in heavyweight boxing over 2007 world champion Clemente Russo of Italy. Chakhkiev 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 ended up with the bronze.

This win brought Russia its 1st boxing Gold at the olympics and makes it a total of 21 gold medals so far. The final score of the bout was 4 - 2 for Rakhim.


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