Kellie guarantees medal with victory win

by Gazette Reporter
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Boxer Kellie Harrington put in a great morning’s work in Tokyo this morning against a tricky opponent in Imane Khelif of Algeria, to win by unanimous decision and guarantee at least a bronze medal.

3 August 2021; Kellie Harrington of Ireland, right, and Imane Khelif of Algeria during their women’s lightweight quarter-final bout at the Kokugikan Arena during the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan. Photo by Brendan Moran/Sportsfile

Despite a good opening minute from Khelif, Harrington got the measure of her quickly and from the midway point of the opening round, dominated the remainder of proceedings. Her win sends her through to the semi-final on Thursday, and guarantees her a minimum of a bronze medal

3 August 2021; Kellie Harrington of Ireland with coaches John Conlan, right, and Zaur Antia after her victory in the women’s lightweight quarter-final bout against Imane Khelif of Algeria at the Kokugikan Arena during the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan. Photo by Brendan Moran/Sportsfile

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