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Fans set Olympic noise record for Katie the Great

Lise Hand in London

Published 07/08/2012 | 05:00

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Katie is pictured responding to the announcement of her win as fans went wild.
Ireland's Katie Taylor (R) is declared the winner over Britain's Natasha Jonas after their quarterfinal Women's Light (60kg) boxing match at the London Olympic Games. Photo: Reuters
Marie O'Connor from Bray can hardly bear to look during the screening of Katie Taylor’s fight at the Bray promenade in Co Wicklow yesterday.

Katie Taylor's Olympic victory yesterday was met with a reception so thunderous its noise level was officially just short of a thunderclap.

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Katie is pictured responding to the announcement of her win as fans went wild.

The roof-rattling roar which greeted her victory over Britain's Natasha Jonas to secure at least a bronze medal was measured at 114 decibels. It was a whisper off a clap of thunder -- and a record for these Olympics.

But it was the lightning-fast reflexes of the 26-year-old Katie which electrified the packed crowd of predominantly Irish supporters who cheered her on.

Afterwards, Katie, who will fight Manzuna Chorieva of Tajikistan for silver tomorrow, said: "I knew the support was going to be good here but I didn't realise it was going to be so great."

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