Galal Yafai, tennis player from the United Kingdom Become an Olympic flyweight champion. After an impressive defeat of Carlo Palam of the Philippines in Tokyo
Galal Yafai, 28, scored 4-1 at the Kokugikan Arena to take the UK’s 19th Games gold medal.
In an exciting start The Briton knocked his opponent down after just 90 seconds of the dominant first round.
Britain won 59 medals – 19 gold, 20 silver, 20 bronze, compared to 65 at London 2012 and 67 at Rio 2016.
“It’s something I’ve always wanted to do,” Yafai, the younger brother of professional boxers Kal and Gamal, told BBC Sport. “I’m an Olympic champion and I’m over the moon.
“I’ve been working hard for 6 years, I started boxing and thank God it worked for me. and shows that if you work hard You can reap rewards.
“Everyone back in the UK and Birmingham. The support I received was ridiculous and amazing. I’m just so overwhelm and grateful for everyone who showed me their love.”
Paalam, 23, is aiming to become the first Filipino to win an Olympic boxing gold medal. But was classify as a superior category early on. And is caught by the remaining two players in the first round to chase him down.
Five referees gave Yafai the first round and four of the five award him the second prize as he was impress with his speed and movement. And also got a great upper cut and left hook. Like a shot to the body
Paalam won the third round with all five of the referee’s cards. But it wasn’t enough as Yafai won 29-28 on four cards, with the other supporting the Filipinos by the same margin.