Rio Olympics 2016: Estelle Mossely wins lightweight gold

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France's Estelle Mossely wins lightweight gold

French boxer Estelle Mossely celebrated her 24th birthday by winning the women's Olympic lightweight gold medal - on the same day fiance Tony Yoka reached the super-heavyweight final.

Mossely, the world champion, claimed her first Olympic title by beating Chinese fifth seed Yin Junhua, 25, on a split decision in Rio.

Yin's silver was China's first medal of the boxing competition.

Yoka fights for gold against Britain's Joe Joyce at 19:15 BST on Sunday.


Richie Woodhall, former British super-middleweight world champion:

"It was rugged and scrappy, and was nice to watch from a boxing bout of view, but it came down to who wanted it the most.

"Both corners thought they had won it. There wasn't a lot in it, but Mossely seemed to want it a little bit more and kept coming forward. Overall I think she did enough to win it."

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