Gabon secure first ever Olympic medal

Anthony Obame expresses his delight at becoming Gabon's first ever Olympic medalist.

Anthony Obame has secured Gabon its first ever Olympic medal by progressing to the final of the men's over-80kgs at ExCel.

The 23-year-old overcame three-time world champion Bahri Tanrikulu of Turkey by a scoreline of 3-2, courtesy of a successfully-landed body kick on the buzzer in the final round.

"It's a fantastic satisfaction to get the first medal for my country since Gabon participated at the Olympic Games for the first time in 1972," said Obame.

"I've still a chance to get even the gold medal in the final and I don't want to throw it away.

"I really hope that I can put in a good performance for me, my family and my country."

Rome policeman and 2010 European champion Carlo Molfetta awaits Obame in the final.

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