Kazakhstan’s Yeleussinov wins welterweight gold

It was the fourth Games in a row that a Kazakh boxer had taken the welterweight gold. Serik Sapiyev won in London 2012, Bakhyt Sarsekbayev in Beijing in 2008 and Bakhtiyar Artayev in Athens in 2004.

Daniyar Yeleussinov poses with his gold medal.   -  REUTERS

Kazakhstan’s Daniyar Yeleussinov outpointed Uzbekistan’s Shakhram Giyasov 3-0 to win Olympic welterweight gold on Wednesday and continue his country’s dominance of the division.

Morocco’s Mohammed Rabii and France’s Souleymane Diop Cissokho won bronze medals as losing semifinalists.

It was the fourth Games in a row that a Kazakh boxer had taken the welterweight gold. Serik Sapiyev won in London 2012, Bakhyt Sarsekbayev in Beijing in 2008 and Bakhtiyar Artayev in Athens in 2004.