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Champion Kellie Harrington Wins Gold In Tokyo

Liam Daly
Liam Daly

02:08 8 Aug 2021


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Kellie Harrington's created history in Tokyo by winning the Olympic gold medal in the women's lightweight boxing final.

 

Kellie Harrington beat Brazil's Beatriz Ferreira in stunning fashion by unanimous decision to claim the gold medal on the final day of Tokyo 2020.

 

The St Mary's boxer came back from a 3-2 decision against her in the first round to take the second two rounds.

 

The 31 year old's the first Irish boxer to win gold since Katie Taylor.

 

Residents in Portland Row in Dublin's north inner city, where Kellie is from, gathered to watch the fight on a big screen.

 



 

Tributes are pouring in for the 31 year old - the Minister for Culture and Sport, Catherine Martin, says the win was "a truly proud day for Ireland".

 

While Lord Mayor of Dublin, Alison Gilliland, also issued her congratulations to "our Golden Girl".

 

Local Cllr. Anthony Flynn says he and other representatives are talking to Dublin City Council about organising a homecoming for Kellie

 


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