Back in 2008, Ukraine's Vasyl Lomachenko rolled through the Olympic games and won the gold medal in the now-scrapped featherweight division. Forced to step up to lightweight for London 2012, nothing changed, as he secured his second gold medal in what was really a cruise control performance against South Korea's Soonchul Han.
Lomachenko won this morning's gold medal bout easily, 19-9.
Lomachenko led 7-2 after the first round and 11-5 after two, and was never even close to being in danger of losing this fight. He was expected to dominate the division, and he did, with only Cuba's Yasniel Toledo offering much of a challenge, and even that fight wasn't particularly close.
The Ukrainian star will now turn pro, though he's signed with AIBA, who have been inking many top amateurs to professional contracts. It remains to be seen what that will really mean
Bronze medals in the division went to Toledo of Cuba and crowd favorite Evaldas Petrauskas, who won the first boxing medal in Lithuania's history.
Men's Lightweight (132 lbs/60kg) Medals
|Soonchul Han||South Korea|
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