Wednesday 18 September 2019

Ireland's Kellie Harrington guaranteed at least silver after semi-final win at World Championships

Kellie Harrington of Ireland (in red) in action during her quarter-final on Tuesday
Kellie Harrington of Ireland (in red) in action during her quarter-final on Tuesday

Sean McGoldrick

Kellie Harrington has won her semi-final bout at the World boxing championships in New Delhi to guarantee herself a silver medal in the lightweight division.

She dominated her penultimate bout against Kazakhstan’s Karina Ibragimova securing a unanimous 5-0 decision from the judges.

This is the second successive World final that the Dublin boxer has reached. Two years ago in Kazakhstan she was beaten by Chinese light welter Yang Wenlu.

Ireland has an enviable record in the 60kg division at the World championships with Katie Taylor winning five gold medals in the class as well as a bronze at the last championships in 2016.

At worst Harrington is guaranteed a silver medal in the weight division but she will be optimistic of going one better than four years ago and securing the gold medal.

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