‘Wish my dad was here’: Tom Daley wins his second medal at Tokyo Olympics as Galal Yafai takes boxing gold

Team GB’s Galal Yafai has won the gold medal in the men’s flyweight final after beating the Philippines’ Carlo Paalam at the Tokyo Olympics.

The Birmingham boxer took down his opponent in the opening round with a straight left and edged a high-octane contest to secure the verdict.

It concluded a stunning run of form for the 28-year-old, who was competing in his second Olympics having lost his second bout at Rio 2016.

Great Britain's Galal Yafai celebrates winning gold at the men's flyweight final

All five of the judges gave Paalam the last round of the contest but Yafai had built up enough of a lead to secure the win on four of the five judges’ cards.

His brother, also a boxer, tweeted saying he was “lost for words”.

Articles You May Like

England women set for historic Twickenham debut
Europe vows ‘robust and united’ response to suspected sabotage of two Russian gas pipelines
Bank of England takes emergency action to prevent ‘material risk’ to UK financial stability
Intel’s self-driving car division Mobileye files for IPO
Bowman to miss Talladega due to concussion