Team Ireland was Europe’s highest ranked team at the 72-nation AIBA World Elite Women’s Championships in New Delhi, India.


The six-strong Irish squad, using the smallest panel of any nation in the top six besides North Korea, finished sixth.

Dublin lightweight Kellie Harrington, who boxes out of the St Mary’s BC, won a historic gold medal in New Delhi.

Ireland picked up 13 points at the 10th edition of the tournament which concluded last Saturday, according to the rankings.

The Irish panel also finished in sixth spot in the medals table in the Indian capital.

Ireland and Germany were the only two European nations to claim gold with Asia dominating after securing 8 of the 10 titles on offer.

Irish boxing has a flawless record in AIBA World Elite Women’s lightweight finals having won all six gold medal matches since 2006.

The total haul for Ireland since Tommy Corr won bronze in 1981 is 21 medals – 7 gold, 4 silver and 10 bronze.

(Images: Kellie Harrington shows off her World Elite gold and AIBA World Medals below)



1972 West Germany
71kg Tommy Corr Bronze

1989 Russia
64kg Michael Carruth Bronze

1993 Finland
51kg Damaen Kelly Bronze

1997 Hungary
81kg Stephen Kirk Bronze

2001 Belfast
69kg James Moore Bronze

2006 India
60kg Katie Taylor Gold

2008 China
60kg Katie Taylor Gold

2009 Italy
54kg John Joe Nevin Bronze

2010 Barbados
60kg Katie Taylor Gold

2011 Azerbaijan
56kg John Joe Nevin Bronze

2012 China
60kg Katie Taylor Gold

2013 Kazakhstan
75kg Jason Quigley Silver
81kg Joe Ward Bronze

2014 South Korea
60kg Katie Taylor Gold

2015 Qatar
56kg Michael Conlan Gold
81kg Joe Ward Silver
75kg Michael O’Reilly Bronze

2016 Kazakhstan
64kg Kellie Harrington Silver
60kg Katie Taylor Bronze

2017 Germany
81kg Joe Ward Silver

2018 India
60kg Kellie Harrington Gold