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'Ginty claims silver medal

BOXING: Current AIBA World Junior champion Ciara Ginty had to settle for a silver medal at the Olympic Youth Championships after she was defeated in the 60kg final to Jajaira Gonzalez (USA) in Nanjing, China yesterday.

Gonzalez, the current AIBA World Youth champion, earned a unanimous decision over the Mayo lightweight over four, two-minute rounds.

Ginty, who qualified for Nanjing through the 2014 AIBA World Youth Championships won two of her three bouts in China and is the first Irish boxer to appear in an Olympic Youth final since Belfast's Ryan Burnett, who has since turned professional with Ricky Hatton, won gold in Singapore in 2010.

Donegal heavyweight Michael Gallagher claimed bronze in Nanjing and Cork middleweight Christina Desmond finished in fourth in the 75kg class.

Ros' in the clear

FORMULA 1: Formula One's governing body will take no action against championship leader Nico Rosberg despite Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton accusing him of a deliberate collision at the Belgian Grand Prix last Sunday.

"The FIA will not intervene in this issue," said a spokesman for the governing International Automobile Federation (FIA).

He said it would require a 'new element' for stewards to open an investigation once the results had been declared official and discounted Hamilton's post-race comments.

"A comment alleged to have been made in an internal briefing and later denied by the team itself does not constitute such a 'new element'," added the spokesman.

Hamilton said in Spa that Rosberg had admitted hitting him on the second lap during a failed overtaking manoeuvre to "prove a point".

Irish fade to third

ROWING: Irish women's lightweight double scull team finished third in their heat at the World Rowing Championships in Amsterdam yesterday.

The Irish duo of Claire Lambe and Denise Walsh started well with the reigning world champions Italy taking the lead who were followed by Sweden.

At the 1000m marker Ireland moved into second place where they kept the placing until the last 250m. The Swedes stormed through in the last 200m to take the second qualifying place in the A/B semi-final.

The double will race in the C/D semi-final tomorrow morning.


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