Team Ireland has claimed 2 historic medals at the Women’s World Championships in Istanbul, Turkey.
Amy Broadhurst, contesting at 63kg, dominated her Serbian opponent, Jelena Janicijevic, from the opening seconds of the bout. She was the unanimous decision victory. The judges scored the bout 26:30, 27:30, 26:30, 27:30, 25:30 in favour of the boxer in blue.
70kg Lisa O’Rourke met Ani Hovsepyan of Armenia; her agility and superior footwork were brought to bear throughout the bout. The final score was a 5-0 win, scored: 29:28, 29:28, 30:27, 30:27, 30:27
Both boxers are between the ropes in their semi finals on Wednesday.
Amy will face Parveen of India in bout 7 of Ring A’s afternoon session, followed 2 bouts later by the meeting of Lisa O’Rourke and Turkey’s Sema Aliskan.
Olympian, 57kg Michaela Walsh came up against tricky opposition in the form of Kazakhstan’s Karina Ibragimova. This was a testy affair, which ended 30:26, 30:26, 29:27, 30:26, 30:26 in favour of the Kazakh boxer.
Carly McNaul (52kg) met Caroline De Almeida of Brazil in her Quarter Final, and put in a stylish and determined display. It wasn’t to be on this occasion for Carly, and the UD win went to De Almeida on a score of 28:29, 27:30, 27:30, 28:29, 28:29.
Team Ireland Head Coach Zauri Antia says he is “delighted with the performance of each and every Team Ireland boxer so far throughout the Women’s World Championships. Spirits among coaches and boxers are high. Preparation for the championships was good, with great sparring in the training camp in Assisi in Italy – every boxer at the camp came away with improved skills. The team selected for this World Championships had a dual purpose – gaining experience and competing for podium paces. The boxers who were in Istanbul for experience all won bouts, and have now contested at world level. They are changed and improved boxers now. The future of Irish boxing is bright.”
The tournament is on a rest day on May 17th – semi finals take place on Wednesday, May 18th.
Watch Ring A here
Watch Ring B here
Semi finals programme:
Prize money is up for grab for podium finishes at this year’s tournament:
In order to be entitled to receive the Prize Money, the IBA says the” Boxer must win at least one bout at the Competition and reach place from 1st to 3rd (gold to bronze medal)”.
Team Ireland Squad
48kg Shannon Sweeney, St.Anne’ BCs, Mayo
50kg Caitlin Fryers, Immaculata BC, Belfast
52kg Carly McNaul, Ormeau Road BC, Belfast
54kg Niamh Fay, Phoenix of Ballyboughal, Dublin
57kg: Michaela Walsh: Emerald BC, Belfast
63kg Amy Broadhurst: St.Bronagh’s ABC, Rostrevor
66kg Kaci Rock, Enniskerry BC, Wicklow
70kg Lisa O’Rourke, Olympic BC, Galway
75kg Aoife O’Rourke: Olympic BC, Galway
Sinan Erdem Dome in Istanbul, Turkey
May 6th to 21st.
Draws for each Team Ireland boxer are here
Day One results are here
Day Two results are here
Day Three results are here
Day Four results are here
Day Five results are here
Day Six results are here
Day Seven results are here
Session 11 A results
Session 11 B results
Session 12 A results
Session 12 B