August 18, 2008 / 12:07 PM / 10 years ago

Olympics-Boxing-Julie secures first medal for Mauritius

BEIJING, Aug 18 (Reuters) - Bantamweight Bruno Julie secured the first Olympic medal for Mauritius in any sport when he outpointed Venezuelan Hector Manzanilla Rangel in the quarter-finals of the boxing competition on Monday.

Julie, 20, won a 13-9 decision to make sure of at least a bronze medal at the Beijing Games.

Reporting by Patrick Vignal, Editing by Steve Ginsburg

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