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Taylor wins Boxing Gold

Katie Taylor - Boxing Gold

Katie Taylor – Boxing Gold

Ireland’s boxing sensation Katie Taylor won her country’s first gold medal of London 2012 by beating Sofya Ochigava.

The 26-year-old lightweight, who is considered a national hero in Ireland  after winning four world and five European titles, beat the Russian 10-8.

Taylor, who was Ireland’s flag-bearer at the opening ceremony, was behind after two rounds but dominated the rest of the fight to take the Olympic title.

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