London 2012 Boxing: Britain's Anthony Joshua wins heavyweight gold medal

Updated: 12 August 2012 21:05 IST

Anthony Joshua won the super heavyweight gold medal in the Olympic boxing tournament on Sunday in front of his hometown fans, rallying from a late deficit to upset defending champ Roberto Cammarelle of Italy on a tiebreaker.

London:

Anthony Joshua won the super heavyweight gold medal in the Olympic boxing tournament on Sunday in front of his hometown fans, rallying from a late deficit to upset defending champ Roberto Cammarelle of Italy on a tiebreaker.

Joshua's medal ceremony after his thrilling victory was delayed for about 15 minutes while Italy protested the result, but its complaints were swiftly rejected by amateur boxing's governing body.

Joshua won Britain's third boxing gold of its home Olympics, along with bantamweight Luke Campbell and women's flyweight Nicola Adams.

Lightweight Vasyl Lomachenko completed his second straight domination of an Olympic tournament with his second gold medal, cementing his claim as the pound-for-pound champion of amateur boxing.

Topics : Boxing Olympics 2012
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