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Zou Shiming of China wins 48kg boxing gold medal

2008-08-24 05:47:55 GMT2008-08-24 13:47:55 (Beijing Time) Xinhua English

Zou Shiming of China celebrates after defeating Purevdorj Serdamba of Mongolia in their light flyweight (48kg) final boxing match at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games, August 24, 2008. (REUTERS/Lee Jae-Won)

Zou Shiming of China fights Purevdorj Serdamba of Mongolia in their light flyweight (48kg) final boxing match at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games, August 24, 2008. Zou defeated Purevdorj Serdamba to win China's first-ever boxing gold medal at the Olympics. (SINA Sports)

Zou Shiming(red) of China competes against Serdamba Purevdorj of Mongolia during Men's Light Fly(48kg) Final Bout of Beijing 2008 Olympic Games boxing event at Workers' Gymnasium in Beijing, China, Aug. 24, 2008. Zou Shiming won the gold medal of the event.(Xinhua Photo)

Gold medalist Zou Shiming(L2) of China reacts on the podium at the awarding ceremony of Men's Light Fly(48kg) of Beijing 2008 Olympic Games boxing event at Workers' Gymnasium in Beijing, China, Aug. 24, 2008. (Xinhua Photo)

Gold medalist Zou Shiming of China waves on the podium at the awarding ceremony of Men's Light Fly (48kg) of Beijing 2008 Olympic Games boxing event at Workers' Gymnasium in Beijing, China, Aug. 24, 2008. (Xinhua Photo)

BEIJING, Aug. 24 (Xinhua) -- Light flyweight (48kg) boxer Zou Shiming won China's first boxing Olympic gold medal by beating Mongolia's Serdamba Purevdorj 1-0 at the Beijing Olympics on Sunday.

It was also China's 50th gold medal in this Games. Zou won the match easily as the Mongolian accidentally injured his shoulder at the second round and had to withdraw from the competition.

After the easy victory, Zou, wrapping the Chinese national flag, ran around the inner arena in ecstasy among the deafening cheering from the fully-packed audience.

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