Zou Shiming of China displays his gold medal after defeating Serdamba Purevdorj of Mongolia during the men’s light flyweight final at the Beijing 2008 Olympics. Photo: APZou Shiming of China displays his gold medal after defeating Serdamba Purevdorj of Mongolia during the men’s light flyweight final at the Beijing 2008 Olympics. Photo: AP
Zou Shiming of China displays his gold medal after defeating Serdamba Purevdorj of Mongolia during the men’s light flyweight final at the Beijing 2008 Olympics. Photo: AP

On this day: Zou Shiming wins China’s first Olympic boxing gold at Beijing 2008 Games

  • Boxer made history and would go on to win gold again at London 2012, where final decision was booed by the crowd
  • Professional world title would follow before shock defeat to Sho Kumura in 2017 ends pioneer’s career

Topic |   Zou Shiming
Zou Shiming of China displays his gold medal after defeating Serdamba Purevdorj of Mongolia during the men’s light flyweight final at the Beijing 2008 Olympics. Photo: APZou Shiming of China displays his gold medal after defeating Serdamba Purevdorj of Mongolia during the men’s light flyweight final at the Beijing 2008 Olympics. Photo: AP
Zou Shiming of China displays his gold medal after defeating Serdamba Purevdorj of Mongolia during the men’s light flyweight final at the Beijing 2008 Olympics. Photo: AP
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