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26 Sep 1988
Seoul 1988

Commanding Kim storms through flyweight tournament

During the flyweight category tournament of the boxing competition at the Seoul 1988 Olympic Games, Kim Kwang-sun had stormed through the draw with a run of commanding victories including a domineering 5-0 victory over American Arthur Johnson in the third round.

In the final he was pitted against European champion Andrews Tews from East Germany, who four years later would win featherweight gold at the Barcelona Games in 1992.

Tews had inflicted a rare victory on Kim in 1987 but in the gold medal bout the South Korean put in a fine display of sustained aggression.

Kim was awarded a 4-1 victory to the delight of the home fans.

Kim went on to enjoy a short professional career but it will be for his positive approach and focus at the 1988 Games that he will best be remembered for.

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