Zou wins China's first boxing gold medal

Updated: August 24, 2008, 7:34 AM ET
Associated Press

BEIJING -- Zou Shiming has won China's first gold medal in boxing after Mongolian light flyweight Serdamba Purevdorj retired early in the second round of their title bout with an apparent shoulder injury.

The victory earned the host nation its 50th gold medal of the games.

Zou had a 1-0 lead after a tentative first round Sunday, but the Mongolian coach literally threw in the towel just 19 seconds into the second. Purevdorj had been fighting with his right arm handing limply ...

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