Rio Olympics 2016: Daniyar Yeleussinov wins welterweight gold for Kazakhstan

Daniyar Yeleussinov
Daniyar Yeleussinov (right) is the fourth fighter in a row from Kazakhstan to win welterweight Olympic gold medals after Bakhtiyar Artayev (2004), Bakhyt Sarsekbayev (2008) and Serik Sapiyev (2012)
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Daniyar Yeleussinov of Kazakhstan beat Uzbekistan's Shakhram Giyasov to win welterweight gold at the 2016 Olympics.

Yeleussinov, 25, the 2015 World Championship silver medallist, won on points, with all three judges giving him the verdict by two rounds to one.

He defeated Great Britain's Josh Kelly in the preliminaries, and his gold medal is Kazakhstan's third in Rio.

The bronze medals went to Morocco's Mohammed Rabii and Souleymane Diop Cissokho of France.

Yeleussinov's success means Kazakhstan have won welterweight gold medals in each of the past four Olympics.

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