Li Chao claims gold in 51KG

2009-10-27 19:58 BJT

Li Chao faced his former teammate Li Qiang in the final. Both fighters were evenly matched in ability and tactics, so this was a real difficult match for the experts and spectators to predict.

Li Chao cruised to the final by beating national team veteran Gao Linzhi in a lopsided match. And Li Chao kept his momentum, notching four points in a row to take an early lead. Li Chao beat his opponent to the punch to score his points in the opening round.

Li Chao kept connecting with his aggressive style. He finally knocked Li Qiang to the canvas, and Li Qiang took a standing eight count from the referee.(The refree counts ...6,7,8)The action effectively ended the bout when Li Qiang couldn't respond in eight seconds.

Li Chao eased past his opponent and won the gold in the 51 kg class. Taking a second look at the winning punch from Li Chao.

Li Chao is one of China's rising stars.  He's won titles in 2008 and 2009's national boxing tournaments. He finished eighth in his category in the world boxing championship in Milan this year.

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