Taylor made for final

Published Wednesday, 08 August 2012
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Katie Taylor has won her lightweight semi-final bout against Mayzuna Chorieva of Tajikistan at the London 2012 Games on Wednesday afternoon.

Taylor made for final
Katie Taylor fights Mayzuna Chorieva of Tajikistan in the Lightweight semi-final (© Getty)

The 26-year-old Bray fighter won the bout 17-9 and is now guaranteed at least a silver medal for Team Ireland.

In the quarter-finals on Monday, she beat Britain's Natasha Jonas 26-15.

Taylor has already won four successive world titles and also five consecutive European gold medals.

Elsewhere on Wednesday for Team Ireland, Alistair Cragg missed out on a place in the Olympic 5,000 metres final after a poor run in the heats.

The 32-year-old, who is originally from South Africa, finished 17th with a time of 13.47.01 seconds.

This was well short of what was required for a fastest loser spot.

Meanwhile, in equestrian, although Ireland did not qualify a showjumping team for London 2012, Cian O'Connor has left himself firmly in individual medal contention in the final rounds on Wednesday afternoon.


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Davy Puckett in Bangor wrote (901 days ago):
Katy's own website has crashed! 'The web hosting account that hosts this website has been blocked due to server overload!' Nuff said.
mark in Derry wrote (902 days ago):
Magnificent display from Katie.Bring home the gold.
michael in Belfast wrote (902 days ago):
well done Katie, watching your fight made me proud to be Irish come on team Ireland!!! hopefully Paddy and Mick also make it to the finals Ole Ole Ole Ole
Liam in Belfast wrote (902 days ago):
well done Katie! You done the nation proud. Now bring home the gold!!
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