Zhang Xiaoping (in blue) during the competition
Zhang Xiaoping of China beat Kenny Egan of Ireland to win men's light Heavy (81kg) gold medal at the Beijing Olympic Games on Sunday.
Zhang maintained his leading position through out the match and ended it at 11-7. Zhang and Egan got the same points in the second and third rounds, but Zhang made a better start and ending.
It is a breakthrough for China's boxing as none of Chinese heavy weight boxers had won an Olympic medal before.
Just before Zhang's victory, his teammate Zou Shiming won the gold medal of 48kg category.
Profile of Zhang Xiaoping
Birthday: Apr. 1, 1982
Place of Birth: Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region
Height: 188 cm
Weight: 81 kg
(Xinhua News Agency August 24, 2008)