Katelynn Phelan had to settle for bronze at the World Women’s Youths in Guwahati,India today after bowing out at the last-four stage to Ekaterina Dynnik.
The Kildare light-welter was beaten on a unanimous decision after a close 64kg encounter.
Phelan had a solid first – one sweet uppercut being the pick of her punches – against her aggressive opponent and was on top in the opening exchanges, a series of combinations finding the target, of a close second.
The strong Russian orthodox was replying in kind in all three stanzas, however, and that’s was enough to set up Sunday’s final with India’s Ankushita Boro.
“Katelynn gave it everything and we couldn’t ask for anything more. She’s coming home with a bronze medal and we’re very proud of her,” said Irish team manager Anna Moore.
Belfast light-fly Caitlin Fryers is in semi-final action tomorrow versus Kazakhstan’s Zhazira Urakbayeva for a place in Sunday’s 48kg final.
Nitu of India and China’s Yuan Nie meet in the corresponding semi-final.
Fryers has won three bouts so far in India this week.
AIBA Youth Women’s World Boxing Championships Guwahati, India
51kg Shauna Blaney (Ireland) lost to Ekaterina Molchanova (Russia) 0-5
48kg Caitlin Fryers (Ireland) beat Nasu Misaki (Japan) 5-0
69kg Shannon Reilly (Ireland) beat Olivia Hussey (England) 3-2
75kg Lauren Kelly (Ireland) lost to Ya Chun-Yang (Chinese Taipei) 0-5
48kg Caitlin Fryers (Ireland) beat Sumaiya Kosimova (Tajikistan) 5-0
54kg Mary Geraghty (Ireland) lost to Marie Bachmaier (Germany) 1-4
57kg Labhaoise Clarke (Ireland) lost to Namuun Monkhor (Mongolia) RETI3
60kg Marguerita Nevin (Ireland) lost to Klaudia Budasz (Poland) 2-3
48kg Caitlin Fryers (Ireland) beat Karina Tuvakova (Russia) 3-2
64kg Katelynn Phelan (Ireland) beat Aidyl Cardenas (USA) 4-1
69kg Shannon Reilly (Ireland) lost to Citalli Ortiz (USA) 0-5
64kg Katelynn Phelan (Ireland) lost to Ekaterina Dynnik (Russia) 0-5
48kg Caitlin Fryers (Ireland) v Zhazira Urakbayeva (Kazakhstan)
75kg Lauren Kelly (St.Brigid’s, Edenderry)
Team manager: Anna Moore
Coaches: Jimmy Payne, Liam Brereton, Antia Just
R&J: Sadie Duffy