Kellie Harrington through to World Championship final after brilliant display in Astana
Ireland's Kellie Harrington is through to the final of the World Championships following a dominant display over Sara Kali in Astana.
The Dubliner put on a fine show to outpoint her opponent in each of the four rounds in today's semi-final to guarantee at least a silver medal for Ireland when she takes to the ring in the final on Friday.
But based on this performance, gold will be very much the only goal for Harrington.
Following a somewhat nervy opening, Harrington blitzed Kali with pinpoint accuracy and power to win all four rounds with the three judges s;coring the contest 39-37, 40-34 and 40-36.
Well done Kellie Harrington. I'm thrilled you are achieving what you've so hard worked for https://t.co/g7zl51VYgh— eamon carr (@carrtogram) May 26, 2016
POSITIVE NEWS FROM THE NORTH INNER CITY. Kellie Harrington, from Portland Row, has just won her boxing semi-final at the world championships— Nial Ring (@nialring) May 26, 2016
Jesus Kellie Harrington battered your one in that semi #AIBAstana2016— Seán Donnelly (@Toby__Don) May 26, 2016
What a master class performance from Kellie Harrington #WorldBoxingFinal— Philip Wolfe (@PhilieWolfe) May 26, 2016
Kellie gives it Wellie...What a star...#KellieHarrington— Col The Vinylheads ☘ (@TheVinylheads) May 26, 2016
Kellie Harrington = gold medal— Sean McGarrity (@KidTipper) May 26, 2016