Bronze for Barnes as Zou scrapes through

Bronze for Barnes as Zou scrapes through

Paddy Barnes has been defeated by reigning champion Zou Shiming on countback in his men's Olympic light flyweight semi-final at London's ExCel arena after the fight finished 15-15.

The Belfast man had lost the first round 8-5 only to recover well and draw the second 3-3.

He needed a heroic effort to win the final round 7-4 but when the result went to countback, the judges determined Zou, who had defeated Barnes 15-0 at the same stage in 2008, had narrowly edged it out to book a place in the final and leave Barnes with a second bronze medal.

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