IRELAND ASSURED OF TWO BRONZE AT WORLD YOUTHS
Katelynn Phelan guaranteed Ireland a first bronze medal at the World Women’s Youth Championships in Guwahati, India after a thrilling win over Aidyl Cardenas this morning.
The Kildare light-welter beat the American in the 64kg quarter-final to book her ticket into the last-four.
Proud dad, Paddy Phelan, coach at the St Brigid’s BC, was at ringside to watch his daughter advance to the semi-finals.
Caitlin Fryers added a second bronze to the collection after a well-deserved win over Russia’s Karina Tuvakova this afternoon.
The Belfast light-fly, who has claimed three wins in India this week, beat the 2015 World Junior bronze medallist on a split decision.
Shannon Reilly was aiming to make it a hat-trick for Ireland in the welter class.
But the Irish welter, despite another massive performance, was outpointed by Citalli Ortiz of the USA.
Irish team manager Anna Moore described the performances of the Irish trio as magnificent.
Tomorrow is a rest day at the tournament with the semi-finals due to be decided on Friday and Saturday. The finals will be held Sunday.
Please click here for Friday’s semi-final lines up.
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) v Ekaterina Dynnik (Russia)
48kg Caitlin Fryers (Ireland) v Zhazira Urakbayeva (Kazakhstan)
48kg Caitlin Fryers (Immaculata) (Bronze, at least)
51kg Shauna Blaney (Navan)
54kg Mary Geraghty (Baldoyle)
57kg Labhaoise Clarke (Carndonagh)
60kg Marguerita Nevin (St.Brigid’s, Kildare)
64kg Katelynn Phelan (St.Brigid’s, Kildare) (Bronze, at least)
69kg Shannon Reilly (Bray)
75kg Lauren Kelly (St.Brigid’s, Edenderry)
Team manager: Anna Moore
Coaches: Jimmy Payne, Liam Brereton, Antia Just
R&J: Sadie Duffy