Sunday, August 12, 2012

NEWS: In a very close match, Nyambayar gets Silver medal

Cuba’s Ramirez wins flyweight Olympic boxing gold
Originally posted on Boston Herald on August 12, 2012
By Associated Press

Tugstsogt Nyambayar wins Mongolia's 5th Olympic medal almost beating Cuba's Ramirez
LONDON — Flyweight Robeisy Ramirez won Cuba’s second Olympic boxing gold medal of the games Sunday, capping a stellar run through the tournament with a 17-14 victory over Mongolia’s Tugstsogt Nyambayar.

The 18-year-old Ramirez won Cuba’s 34th Olympic boxing gold, second only to the U.S. team’s 48.

Ramirez got his toughest test of the tournament from Nyambayar, who fell just short of winning only the third gold medal in Mongolia’s Olympic history. Ramirez led by just one point entering the final round before surviving.

Word List:
  • stellar: excellent
  • run: a period of something good or bad happening; a series of successes or failures