Strandja Day Four: Harrington & O’Rourke Secure At Least Bronze Medals.

Lightweight Olympic champion, Kellie Harrington, and fellow Olympian, Aoife O’Rourke, have won through to the semi-finals of the 73rd Strandja International Tournament today, and secured at least bronze medals in the process.

They were among 5 Team Ireland boxers in action today.

Harrington won a unanimous decision in decisive fashion over Kazabhstan’s Aidana Zabynbekova, – O’Rourke was similarly emphatic in her victory over Davina Michel of France

Both women will box their semi-finals on Friday.

Olympian, Michaela Walsh boxed Russia’s Liudmila Voronstova, and her participation in the tournament ended following a 5-0 decision in favour of her opponent.

M71kg Luke Maguire met Abdyzhapar Uulu Syrgak of Kyrgyzstan in a strongly contested bout – the 3-1 split decision the result of a point deduction for the Dubliner.

W50kg Caitlin Fryers was scheduled to meet Finland’s Pihla Kaivo-Oja, but was withdrawn by the Team Ireland coaches and medical team.

W52kg Carly McNaul will be the only Team Ireland boxer in the ring at Strandja on Thursday. She is in Quarter Final action in bout 224 of the tournament, against Tetiana Kob of Ukraine. Carly boxes in Bout 8 in Ring A.

The tournament organisers have yet to release the Day Five programme, or Day Four session results. Both are expected later tonight, or in the early hours of Thursday morning.

The tournament is being live-streamed by the IBA, on its YouTube channel. Links, per ring and session, will be issued on Thursday morning.

Team Ireland Squad:

F48kg Shannon Sweeney

F50kg Caitlin Fryers

F52kg Carly McNaul

F57kg Michaela Walsh

F60kg Kellie Harrington

F70kg Christina Desmond

F75kg Aoife O’Rourke

57kg Adam Hession

60kg JP Hale

63.5kg Dean Clancy

67kg Eugene McKeever

71kg Luke Maguire

80kg Kelyn Cassidy

92kg+ Thomas Maughan

The competition schedule and individual draws for all 14 Team Ireland boxers are here

Day One results are here

Day Two results are here

Day Three results are here

Day Four Session 13 A

Day Four session 14B

Day Four Session 15 A

Day Four session 16B