Robson Conceicao wins boxing gold for Brazil

Lightweight Robson Conceicao became Brazil’s first ever Olympic boxing champion when he was given a unanimous points decision in his final against Frenchman Sofiane Oumiha.

Conceicao took the host nation’s tally of gold medals to three in Rio after he was given the verdict 30-27 29-28 29-28 in a 60kg showdown at an electric Riocentre on Tuesday.

The Salvador-born 27-year-old’s success gave Brazil a second successive night to remember after Thiago Braz da Silva claimed a sensational victory in the pole vault.

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