Shakhram Giyasov was delighted with the win.

Uzbekistan boxer recreates Cristiano Ronaldo celebration at Rio Olympics

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Celebrations are becoming more and more of a thing at the Olympics.

In London 2012 we were dominated by 'The Mobot', with Mo Farah raising his arms above his head and forming an M. We also had Usain Bolt's 'lightning bolt' following every race he ran out as victor.

However, one of the most popular, and seemingly famous, celebrations is Cristiano Ronaldo's.


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The Real Madrid man, who spends half his time celebrating because of how good he is, has made a trademark move for when he scores. Running, jumping in the air and twisting, before thrusting his body out with his arms by his side.

You all know the one we are talking about.

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Well, Ronaldo seemingly has a fan in Uzbekistan boxer Shakhram Giyasov, who replicated the celebration after his quarter-final victory over Cuba's Roniel Iglesias.

Giyasov won the fight by decision, with the judges scoring it at 30-27, 29-28, 29-28, and he will now face Morocco's Mohammed Rabii in the semi-final tomorrow afternoon.

It's not much of a surprise to see the Uzbekistan boxer celebrate in such fashion, given the fact he had just beaten the man who won gold back in 2012 in the welterweight division.

Uzbekistan have so far won three medals at this summer's Olympics, three bronzes, with two of them coming in the judo, and the other coming in the boxing.

Giyasov will be aiming to become the fourth medal winner from Uzbekistan, and will be hoping he can get out the Ronaldo celebration once again tomorrow.

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