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By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Last night (Tuesday, August 16th) Robson Conceição, originally from Salvador, Bahia, became the first Brazilian to win an Olympic gold medal in boxing. In the lightweight gold medal-bout the 27-year-old defeated Frenchman Sofiane Oumiha by a unanimous judges’ decision.

After falling short in Beijing (2008) and London (2012), Robson Conceição was relentless in Rio 2016 controlling the bout, and set the home crowd into a frenzy. “É campeão!” (He’s champion!) the crowd chanted in the packed Riocentro arena at the Subscribe to our Premium Membership Plan. Already Subscribed?