Monday 26 January 2015

Pictures: Katie Taylor's glittering career


Katie Taylor the only girl playing in the finals of the Wicklow Schoolboys Shield who scored the winning goal for Newtown when they beat Greystones 3- 2 in the under 12 premier division game at Kilcoole in June 1999
Katie with her mother Brigid packing up her football gear before heading off to take part in a match in October 2000
Katie aged 14 doing her 'shadow boxing' training with her father Pete in St Fergal's Boxing club, Bray in April 2001
In her school uniform before training in April 2001
15-year-old Katie takes some advice in her corner before going on to win her bout against Belfast' s Elanna Audley during Ireland' s first women' s boxing contest in the National Stadium in November 2001
Katie pictured on Bray Strand in June 2005
Katie exchanges punches with her Argentinian opponent Anabella Farias at the World Championships in New Delhi in November 2006. Katie won gold in the 60kg category
Katie arrives back in Dublin airport a world champion for the first time following her success in New Delhi
Katie Taylor gets a big hug and kiss from her parents Peter and Bridget in Dublin Airport
World champion Katie receives a hero's welcome onboard an open top bus in her home town of Bray in January 2007
Katie in action against Yana Zavyalova of Ukraine during the women' s European Championships amateur boxing semi- final bout in Denmark in October 2007
Katie pictured in Dublin Airport upon her return from Denmark where she was crowned European 60Kg champion for the third year in a row
Katie with her parents Peter and Bridget after she was crowned Irish Independent/Jurys 2007 Young Sport Star of the Year in April 2008
Katie in action for the Republic of Ireland against Sweden in a qualifier for the UEFA Women's European Championships in June 2008
Katie in action against Danusa Dilofova from Czech Republic at the AIBA Women's World Boxing Championships, Ningbo City, China in November 2008
Katie in action against Cheng Dong during the final of the AIBA Women' s World Boxing Championships
Katie celebrates after her 13 points to 2 victory over Cheng Dong from China in the final of the AIBA Women' s World Boxing Championships
World champion Katie arriving in Dublin Airport with her father and trainer Pete and family and friends
Katie with her father and coach Pete after receiveing her AIBA Female Boxer of the Year award in Moscow in December 2008
Katie, overall winner of the 'Sportswoman of the Year' award for 2008, pictured in January 2009 with Mary Peters who was honoured with a Lifetime Achiviement Award for winning the pentathlon gold medal in Munich in 1972
Katie with her gold medal after she was crowned European Union champion for the second year running. She defeated Bulgarian lightweight Denitza Eliseevan 8 - 1 in Pazardjik, Bulgaria in June 2009
Katie, in blue, exchanges punches with Cheng Dong in 60kg Lightweight Final at the 2010 AIBA Women World Boxing Championships in Barbados
Katie celebrates after winning a gold medal in the AIBA Women World Boxing Championships in Barbados. Katie defeated Cheng Dong from China in the 60kg Lightweight Final in September 2010
Katie shows off her gold medal after being crowned world champion at the AIBA Women's World Boxing Championships
Boxer Kenny Egan greets Katie as she arrives home at Dublin airport after her triumph at the AIBA Women's World Boxing Championship in September 2010
In January 2011 Bray native Katie was conferred with the Freedom of County Wicklow by Wicklow County Council in recognition of her outstanding sporting achievements
Katie on her way to victory over Karolina Graczyk from Poland in the final of the European Union Women' s Boxing Championships in June 2011
Katie Taylor with coaches Zaur Antia, left, and father Pete on arrival into Dublin Airport following her 10- 5 victory over Sofya Ochigava from Russia in the final of European Women' s Boxing Championships in October 2011
Katie Taylor and 8 year old Katie Kealy, a patient of St Johns ward at Crumlin childrens hospital, in December 2011 at the launch of the Kop4Kids Blue Collar boxing held by menbers of An Garda Siochana
Katie declared winner by referee Vladislav Malyshev, after a walk over against Mihaela Lacatus, Romania, in their Lightweight 60kg Bout. The result meant Katie qualified for the London 2012 Olympic Games
Katie celebrates with her parents Bridget and Pete Taylor after she qualified for the London 2012 Olympic Games

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