Olympic Youth Games 2018 – day 1 finals results and day 2 finals schedule
October 18, 2018 | by Matt Halfpenny
Yesterday, Team GB collected their first Gold medal of the games and it was boxing’s Hope Price that claimed the victory in the fly weight final.
52kg Final – Hope Price v Sarawut Sukthet (Thailand)
Hope started the round using his height and reach advantage to stop the Thailand boxer from getting up close.
A sudden change in tempo with a double attack landed on the Thai boxer causing the referee to intervene and issue a standing 8 count.
As the count progressed it was clear to see the Thai boxer was unable to continue bringing the referee no other option than to stop the contest at 109 seconds into round 1.
The first Gold medal of the boxing finals was awarded to Team GB’s Hope Price.
A great end to an amazing 2018 after winning Gold in the European Championships and a Silver in the World Championships earlier in the year.
Hopey was interviewed by the BBC after his bout and can be seen here – https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/av/olympics/45897713
• Bout 5 (approx. 6pm UK time) – 64kg Bronze medal box off – Hassan Azim v Mohammed Boulaouja (Morocco)
• Bout 9 (approx. 7pm UK time) – 81kg Final – Karol Itauma v Ruslan Kolesnikov (Russia)
• Bout 13 (approx.8pm UK time) – 60kg Final – Caroline Dubois v Porntip Buapa (Thailand)