Russian boxer Vladimir Nikitin, who on Thursday failed to reach the semi-final bout of the Olympic tournament in Rio de Janeiro in the weight category up to 56 kg because of injury, officially received the bronze medal of the competition.
Thus, in the final match without a fight left his opponent – American Shakur Stevenson, who on August 20, will compete for a gold Cuban, Rebase Ramirez.
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Russian will receive the bronze medal of the Games with Moragona Ahmadalieva from Uzbekistan, who lost to Ramirez in the semifinals.
Bronze Nikitin became the 42nd medal for the Russian team at the Games in 2016.
We will remind that in a quarterfinal fight Wladimir got badly cut, which after an in-depth medical examinations doctors seemed too serious.
The head of the Olympic delegation of Russia Igor Kazikov said earlier that Nikitin was decided not to put the semi-final bout.
On Thursday in Rio de Janeiro was awarded a set of medals in the weight category up to 81 kg, where the gold medal was won by Cuban Julio Cesar La Cruz. In the final round unanimous decision win of Adilbek niyazymbetov’s from Kazakhstan, who got the silver.
Bronze medals in this weight were a Frenchman Matthieu Boderick and Briton Joshua Boatsi.