Boxing: Britain's Yafai, Bulgaria's Krasteva wins flyweight golds

7/8/2021 10:01:00 AM

Boxing: Britain's Yafai, Bulgaria's Krasteva wins flyweight golds

Boxing: Britain's Yafai, Bulgaria's Krasteva wins flyweight golds

TOKYO: Britain\u0027s Galal Yafai and Bulgaria\u0027s Stoyka Zhelyazkova Krasteva won first boxing golds for their countries at the Tokyo Olympics after dominant displays in their flyweight finals on Saturday (Aug 7). Reigning Commonwealth champion Yafai won on a split decision against Filipino Carlo Paalam in the m

TOKYO: Britain's Galal Yafai and Bulgaria's Stoyka Zhelyazkova Krasteva won first boxing golds for their countries at the Tokyo Olympics after dominant displays in their flyweight finals on Saturday (Aug 7).Reigning Commonwealth champion Yafai won on a split decision against Filipino Carlo Paalam in the men's match but was always the stronger boxer, fighting on the front foot and beating Paalam with accurate punches and a composed performance.

A two-times bantamweight runner-up in world championships, 35-year-old Krasteva finally got her gold, showing her experience across the three rounds to deny Buse Naz Cakiroglu, 10 years her junior, Turkey's first-ever boxing Olympic title.In the men's contest, Yafai sent the 23-year-old Filipino to the canvas in the first round with a fierce left hook to the chin but Paalam recovered quickly and fought hard for what could have been the Philippines' first-ever Olympic boxing gold medal.

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Boxing: Britain's Yafai, Bulgaria's Krasteva wins flyweight goldsTOKYO: Britain\u0027s Galal Yafai and Bulgaria\u0027s Stoyka Zhelyazkova Krasteva won first boxing golds for their countries at the Tokyo Olympics after dominant displays in their flyweight finals on Saturday (Aug 7). Reigning Commonwealth champion Yafai won on a split decision against Filipino Carlo Paalam in the m

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Boxing: Britain's Yafai, Bulgaria's Krasteva wins flyweight goldsTOKYO: Britain\u0027s Galal Yafai and Bulgaria\u0027s Stoyka Zhelyazkova Krasteva won first boxing golds for their countries at the Tokyo Olympics after dominant displays in their flyweight finals on Saturday (Aug 7). Reigning Commonwealth champion Yafai won on a split decision against Filipino Carlo Paalam in the m

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Olympics-Boxing-Yafai wins Britain's first boxing gold of Tokyo GamesTOKYO : Galal Yafai won Britain's first boxing gold medal of the Tokyo Olympics on Saturday after an impressive victory over Filipino Carlo Paalam in the men's flyweight final.The 28-year-old reigning Commonwealth champion won on a split decision but was the stronger boxer throughout, taking the fight to DolorNolet Congratulations Carlo you're still the best for us. Thank you.

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LinkedIn TOKYO: Britain's Galal Yafai and Bulgaria's Stoyka Zhelyazkova Krasteva won first boxing golds for their countries at the Tokyo Olympics after dominant displays in their flyweight finals on Saturday (Aug 7).LinkedIn TOKYO: Britain's Galal Yafai and Bulgaria's Stoyka Zhelyazkova Krasteva won first boxing golds for their countries at the Tokyo Olympics after dominant displays in their flyweight finals on Saturday (Aug 7).LinkedIn TOKYO : Galal Yafai won Britain's first boxing gold medal of the Tokyo Olympics on Saturday after an impressive victory over Filipino Carlo Paalam in the men's flyweight final.LinkedIn TOKYO: Britain's Galal Yafai and Bulgaria's Stoyka Zhelyazkova Krasteva won first boxing golds for their countries at the Tokyo Olympics after dominant displays in their flyweight finals on Saturday (Aug 7).

Reigning Commonwealth champion Yafai won on a split decision against Filipino Carlo Paalam in the men's match but was always the stronger boxer, fighting on the front foot and beating Paalam with accurate punches and a composed performance. A two-times bantamweight runner-up in world championships, 35-year-old Krasteva finally got her gold, showing her experience across the three rounds to deny Buse Naz Cakiroglu, 10 years her junior, Turkey's first-ever boxing Olympic title. A two-times bantamweight runner-up in world championships, 35-year-old Krasteva finally got her gold, showing her experience across the three rounds to deny Buse Naz Cakiroglu, 10 years her junior, Turkey's first-ever boxing Olympic title. In the men's contest, Yafai sent the 23-year-old Filipino to the canvas in the first round with a fierce left hook to the chin but Paalam recovered quickly and fought hard for what could have been the Philippines' first-ever Olympic boxing gold medal. The Briton, who once worked in a car factory and has two brothers who were professional boxers, kept his cool as Paalam came out battling in the next two rounds, mixing roundhouses with uppercuts through the middle, but Yafai held a strong guard to fend off his opponent. The Briton, who once worked in a car factory and has two brothers who were professional boxers, kept his cool as Paalam came out battling in the next two rounds, mixing roundhouses with uppercuts through the middle, but Yafai held a strong guard to fend off his opponent. The Briton, who once worked in a car factory and has two brothers who were professional boxers, kept his cool as Paalam came out battling in the next two rounds, mixing roundhouses with uppercuts through the middle, but Yafai held a strong guard to fend off his opponent. "I'm just so determined to win," Yafai said. "I'm just so determined to win," Yafai said.

"I've just got the heart and desire to win and that worked for me."I've just got the heart and desire to win and that worked for me." Cakiroglu trailed after the first round and switched tactics in the second, moving from front foot to back foot to try to reverse the advantage but Krasteva stayed strong. Krasteva, a 2012 London Olympian, came out of retirement in 2018 to try to finish her career with a Games medal and walked around the arena celebrating, holding aloft her national flag. Krasteva, a 2012 London Olympian, came out of retirement in 2018 to try to finish her career with a Games medal and walked around the arena celebrating, holding aloft her national flag. Source: Reuters/zl .