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Han Soon-chul wins silver in men's lightweight boxing

South Korean boxer Han Soon-chul took silver in men's lightweight boxing Sunday, the final day of the London Olympics, for the country's last medal here.

Han was overwhelmed by the top-seeded Vasyl Lomachenko of Ukraine, who took the three-round match by the score of 19-9.

London Olympic Joint Press Corps
London Olympic Joint Press Corps


Han is the first South Korean boxer to reach an Olympic final in 16 years. The country has been shut out of Olympic boxing titles since 1988.

Lomachenko hardly broke a sweat in the gold medal bout. After the first round, Lomachenko built a 7-2 lead with quick straight punches. Han held his ground in the second round, but the score was still 11-5 with one round left. Lomachenko, who won the gold in the now-defunct featherweight class in Beijing, beat Han 8-4 in the third round score.

South Korea has closed its campaign here with 13 gold, eight silver and seven bronze medals, and was firmly entrenched inside the top-10 on the medal table. Its stated goal for these Olympics was to win at least 10 gold medals for a top-10 finish. (Yonhap News)

London Olympic Joint Press Corps
London Olympic Joint Press Corps


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