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Chakhkiev of Russia wins men's 91kg boxing gold

2008-08-23 13:59:23 GMT2008-08-23 21:59:23 (Beijing Time) Xinhua English

Rakhim Chakhkiev (red) of Russia competes against Clemente Russo of Italy during Men's Heavy (91kg) Final Bout of Beijing 2008 Olympic Games boxing event at Workers' Gymnasium in Beijing, China, Aug. 23, 2008. Rakhim Chakhkiev defeated Clemente Russo and won the gold medal of the event. (Xinhua/Lu Mingxiang)

BEIJING, Aug. 23 (Xinhua) -- Rakhim Chakhkiev from Russia claimed the men's 91kg boxing title at the Beijing Olympics on Saturday, beating Clemente Russo from Italy 4-2 in the final.

The bronze medals went to Osmai Acosta Duarte from Cuba and Deontay Wilder from the United States.

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