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Chinese boxer, judges, referee all beat Kaew for gold

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LONDON : The crowd booed and international announcers openly criticised yet another unjust boxing decision that prevented Kaew Pongprayoon from winning a gold medal Sunday morning. 

Chinese light flyweight Zou Shiming takes down Kaew Pongprayoon, one of the most egregious fouls by Zou, who was awarded the decision and gold medal. (Reuters photo)

The crowd, foreign commentators and millions around the world saw Kaew defeat Zou Shiming of China for the gold medal in the light flyweight division.

But five judges and referee Yasar Cinar of Turkey saw Zou edge Kaew by one point in each of the rounds, and emerge with victory and gold.

Kaew, gracious as always, accepted the silver. It was a consolation prize, the only medal by Thai boxers at the London Games.

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