It was perhaps fitting that the final bout of these Olympic Games should end in controversy. Joe Joyce was the latest and final victim of an unfathomable points decision during the Rio Games, receiving a silver medal from the judges when it should have been gold. Judging in boxing has always been subjective, but too many times in recent days it has been difficult to understand what the subject was. Tony Yoka, of France, claimed the super-heavyweight gold medal with a split-points decision…
Rio Olympics 2016: Joe Joyce misses out on super-heavyweight gold as he loses final
Great Britain's Joe Joyce was denied an Olympic gold medal as he lost to France's Tony Yoka in the final of the men's super-heavyweight boxing event. Joyce, 30, lost on a split decision 30-27, 29-28, 28-29 as he had to settle for a silver medal. It means Britain end with a total of 27 gold medals, 23 silvers and 17 bronze medals from the 2016 Rio Games.
L to R Fran Halsall, swimming, Nile Wilson, gymnastics, Dina Asher Smith, athletics, Joe Joyce, boxing, Simon Mantell, hockey, and Bianca Walkden, Taekwondoí, model Team GB's Rio 2016 Olympic Games Closing Ceremony outfit with custom-made illuminated shoes
L-R) Silver medalist Joe Joyce of Great Britain, gold medalist Tony Victor James Yoka of France and bronze medalists Filip Hrgovic of Croatia and Ivan Dychko of Kazakhstan pose on the podium during the medal ceremony for the Men's Boxing Super Heavy (+91kg) on Day 16 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Riocentro - Pavilion 6 on August 21, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.