Lomachenko caps stellar run with gold

Aug. 23, 2008, 7:54 a.m. (ET)

BEIJING (AP) Vasyl Lomachenko of Ukraine has won the featherweight gold medal, capping a spectacular run through the Beijing Olympics with a first-round stoppage of France's Khedafi Djelkhir.

Lomachenko defeated his five opponents by an astonishing 58-13 on the way to his first gold medal, beating every foe with quick hands and relentless aggression.

The referee mercifully stopped his title bout Saturday against the overmatched Djelkhir with nine seconds left in the opening round. Djelkhir already had endured three standing-eight counts after getting stunned by repeated head blows.