Christina Desmond, pictured, was presented with her bronze medal at the European Elite Women’s Championships in Sofia, Bulgaria today.
The Cork southpaw was adjudged to have lost to Maily Nicar in yesterday’s 75kg semi-final, the French middleweight receiving a split decision.
Nicar was beaten in today’s final by England’s Natasha Gale.
Russia won four gold and four bronze to top the medals table at the final AIBA ranking event of 2016.
Desmond, courtesy of her bronze medal win, will pick up 300 Elite AIBA ranking points.
Team Ireland are scheduled to arrive home from Sofia via Dublin Airport at 4.50pm tomorrow afternoon (November 24th).
European Women’s Elite Championships Sofia, Bulgaria
(Last 16 bouts unless stated)
54kg Dervla Duffy (Ireland) lost to Lacramiora Perijoc (Romania) 0-3
48kg Lauren Hogan (Ireland) lost to Ekaterina Pinigiana (Russia) 0-3
69kg Grainne Walsh (Ireland) beat Marija Petovic (Serbia) TKO3
60kg Shauna O’Keeffe (Ireland) beat Aneta Rygielska (Poland) 3-0
57kg Moira McElligott (Ireland) beat Sara Beram (Croatia) 3-0
64kg Kellie Harrington (Ireland) lost to Aleksandra Ordina (Russia) 1-2
60kg Shauna O’Keeffe (Ireland) lost to Daria Abramova (Russia) 0-3
57kg Moira McElligott (Ireland) v Natalya Samokhina (Russia) 0-3
69kg Grainne Walsh (Ireland) lost to Saadat Abdulaeva (Russia) 0-2
75kg Christina Desmond (Ireland) beat Oksana Trofimova (Russia) 3-0
75kg Christina Desmond (Ireland) lost to Maily Nicar (France) 1-2
48kg Lauren Hogan (St.Brigids Edenderry)
54kg Dervla Duffy (Mulhuddart)
57kg Moira McElliggot (St Michael’s Athy)
60kg Shauna O’Keeffe (Clonmel)
64kg Kellie Harrington (Glasnevin)
69kg Grainne Walsh (Sparticus)
75kg Christina Desmond (Fr Horgans) (Bronze)
Team manager: Noreen Glendening
Physio: Caoimhe Gilmore
Coaches: Zaur Antia, Eddie Bolger, Dmitri Dimitruc
R&J: Sadie Duffy