Ukraine's Oleksandr Gvozdyk wins boxing bronze in London Olympics

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Aug. 11, 2012, 10:50 a.m. | Sports — by Reuters

Oleksandr Gvozdyk (L) of the Ukraine defends against Osmar Bravo Amador (R) of Nicaragua during their round of 16 Light-heavyweight (81kg) match of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the ExCel Arena on August 4, 2012 in London. Gvozdyk was awarded an 18-6 points decision. AFP PHOTO / Jack GUEZ


  LONDON, Aug 10 (Reuters) - Ukraine's Oleksandr Gvozdyk won the bronze medal in the men's light heavyweight boxing event.

 Kazakhstan's Adilbek Niyazymbetov won an Olympic semi-finals bout in the men's light heavyweight boxing event on Friday. Niyazymbetov beat Ukraine's Oleksandr Gvozdyk to progress to the final while Gvozdyk went home with a bronze. Results Table Adilbek Niyazymbetov (Kazakhstan) beat Oleksandr Gvozdyk (Ukraine) 13-13 Egor Mekhontsev (Russia) beat Yamaguchi Falcao (Brazil) 23-11.

Read Olexandr Gvozdyk's profile on the official London 2012 Olympics website.

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