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
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
Zou Shiming

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

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
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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