Archive - Aug 2, 2012 - Story
Namibian middleweight boxer Mujandjae Kasuto bowed out graciously from the Olympics after congratulating his opponent and thanking his fans from Namibia and London for their support.
Kasuto lost his 75kg middleweight fight 16-7 on points to Zoltan Harcsa, a 19-year-old Hungarian kid who showed composure beyond his years in the ring.
He never allowed Kasuto to come too close to him and comfortably survived a third round onslaught to win the fight 16-7 on points.
Mujandjae Kasuto’s hopes of an Olympic medal disappeared on Thursday when he lost 16-7 to Zoltan Harcsa of Hungary in a second round fight.
Kasuto started a bit slowly and although he had a fine third round, by then he was well behind on points and could not narrow the gap.
In the first round, Kasuto took a while to get into his stride, and missed with some wild swings towards the end of the round.
The Hungarian on the other hand, landed with some jabs and by the end of the first round had taken a 4-2 lead.
On Wednesday I took a trip to Wimbledon, and what a day it turned out to be.
The underground train to Wimbledon was packed as hundreds of fans took the District line to Wimbledon and after embarking at Southfield Station we took a 10 minute walk to the world famous tennis centre.
It was easy to find, with Olympics volunteers in their conspicuous purple and orange clothing ushering the hordes in the right direction, before the hushed atmosphere at the hallowed tennis centre took over.