Lomachenko Wins Featherweight Boxing Gold

BEIJING, China -- Ukraine's Vasyl Lomachenko has won the Olympic boxing featherweight gold, stopping France's Khedafi Djelkhir in the first round.

Ukraine's Vasyl Lomachenko (red) celebrates victory over France's Khedafi Djelkhir (blue).

Djelkhir was totally out-gunned from the start and took three standing counts before the referee waved off the contest.

Lomachenko, a world silver medallist last year, jumped on his opponent from the off and Djelkhir could not stop the blows raining down on his head.

He was down 9-1 when the referee put him out of his misery.

Turkey's Yakup Kilic and Shahin Imranov of Azerbaijan won the bronze medals.

Source: AFP