Lauren Value is in management as she defeats China’s Qian Li to win Olympic gold in Tokyo
WELSH middleweight Lauren Value defeated China’s Qian Li to win the Olympic gold medal on the Kokugikan Area in Tokyo on Sunday (August 8).
Value was calm and in management from the start. Li was taller however Value affected person and quicker. Lauren led off with quick one-twos, to hit Li cleanly. She compelled Li to come back ahead and Value coolly countered her. She by no means let Qian into the bout. Even when the Chinese language middleweight rushed ahead, Value simply helped herself to counter-punches earlier than shifting off. Glorious boxing within the final spherical introduced Value a unanimous choice. She now provides Olympic gold to the World championship and European gold medals she’s already received. Value has basically accomplished newbie boxing.
Eire’s Kellie Harrington received Olympic light-weight gold. It can at all times be a tough bout with Brazil’s robust Beatriz Ferreira, who superior with heavy photographs, swinging hooks to edge their first spherical. However Harrington adjusted, switched stances simply and timing her punches to intercept the Brazilian as she attacked. Harrington received a unanimous choice and a spot in Irish boxing historical past.
The lads’s light-weight division was a contest on the highest degree. Each Cuba’s Andy Cruz and America’s Keyshawn Davis are beautifully expert. Cruz, relaxed and shifting properly, circled spherical the surface of the ring. Davis was cautious of committing himself and with fast photographs Cruz pocked the primary spherical. Davis responded, he seized the second spherical touchdown heavy proper crosses. However Cruz raised his degree once more within the final spherical, upping his workrate, catching Davis together with his flurries and he received a cut up choice to take the 63kgs Olympic gold medal.