Katie Taylor arriving in Rio.

Katie Taylor arriving in Rio

Katie Taylor has arrived in Rio.

The Bray woman joins the rest of the Irish squad in the Olympic village today after a long journey from Ireland.

The boxing draw for the 2016 Olympics will be made this Thursday, August 4, at 11am local time (3pm Irish time) at the Teatro Bardesco, Village Mall in Barra, Rio.

Taylor and eleven other boxers have qualified for Rio 2016 in the women’s lightweight class.

286 boxers go into the hat for Thursday’s draw. Male boxing is scheduled to begin on August 6 and female boxing on August 12. Click here for schedule.

The light-flyweights, lightweights and light-heavyweights are slated for Day 1 of the tournament on Saturday, but whether Paddy Barnes, David Oliver Joyce and Joe Ward are between the ropes is contingent on seeding.

Male seeding is determined by performances in AIBA Open Boxing (regular amateur boxing), the World Series of Boxing and AIBA Pro Boxing.

Three current pro boxers have qualified for Rio, although a number of pro boxers who have returned under the AIBA umbrella through APB, have also qualified.

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Irish 2016 Olympic Boxing Squad

49kg Paddy Barnes (Holy Family)
52kg Brendan Irvine (St Paul’s)
56kg Michael Conlan (Clonard)
60kg Katie Taylor (Bray)
60kg David Oliver Joyce (St Michael’s Athy & AIBA Pro Boxing)
69kg Steven Donnelly (All Saints)
75kg Michael O’Reilly (Portlaoise)
81kg Joe Ward (Moate & AIBA Pro Boxing)

Team manager: Joe Hennigan
Coaches: Zaur Antia, Eddie Bolger, John Conlan
Physio: Julianne Ryan