Kellie Harrington progressed to the last 16 of the AIBA World Women’s Elite Championships in New Delhi today.
The Dublin lightweight beat New Zealand’s Tory Garton on a unanimous decision in Ireland’s opening bout at the Indira Ghandi Stadium.
Final scores – 30-26,30-26,30-26,30-27,30-27 to Ireland with Harringtion finding the target with the vast majority of cleaner punches against her aggressive opponent.
Harrington will now meet India’s Sarita Devi, who beat Switzerland’s Sandra Brugger on a majority 4-0 verdict today, in the last 16 on Sunday.
Ceire Smith, Michaela Walsh, Amy Broadhurst and Aoife O’Rourke box Saturday.
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Harrington and Grainne Walsh are in action on Sunday for a place in the quarter-finals.
Zaur Antia and Dimtry Dimitruk are working Ireland’s corner in India.
AIBA WORLD WOMEN’S ELITE CHAMPIONSHIPS NEW DELHI, INDIA
60kg Kellie Harrington (Ireland) beat Troy Garton (New Zealand) 5-0
51kg Ceire Smith (Ireland) v Gabriela Dimitrova Bulgaria)
57kg Michaela Walsh (Ireland) v Lacramiora Perijoc (Romania)
64kg Amy Broadhurst (Ireland) v Ekaterina Dynnik (Russia)
75kg Aoife O’Rourke (Ireland) v Yang Ya Chu (Taipei)
60kg Kellie Harrington (Ireland) v Sarita Devi (India)
69kg Grainne Walsh (Ireland) v Noella Perez (Argentina)
51kg Ceire Smith (Virginia)
57kg Michaela Walsh (Monkstown)
60kg Kellie Harrington (St Mary’s)
64kg Amy Broadhurst (Dealgan)
69kh Grainne Walsh (Sparticus)
75kg Aoife O’Rourke (Castlerea)
Team manager: Bernard Dunne
Coaches: Zaur Antia & Dmitry Dimitruk
Physio: Muireann Harte