Katie TAYLOR

Ireland IRL

Boxing

  • Olympic Medals
    1 G
  • Games participations
    2
  • First Olympic Games
    London 2012
  • Year of Birth
    1986
Olympic Results

Biography

Katie TAYLOR

It seems likely that the 10,000 strong crowd who roared her on to the Lightweight title at London 2012’s ExCel arena would agree.

Taylor, regarded as the outstanding Irish athlete of her generation, added Olympic Games gold to her four World Championships titles after a close-fought 10-8 win over Russia’s Sofya Ochigava.

Taylor – Ireland’s first Olympic Games Boxing champion since Michael Carruth at Barcelona in 1992 – said: ‘It was a huge relief. I didn’t know which the way decision had gone and I thought it might go to countback because there was a big delay.

‘It’s what I’ve always dreamed of. I’ve envisaged this moment so many times before but it’s better than all my wildest dreams to be sitting here as Olympic champion as well as world and European champion.

Olympic Results

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Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Rio 2016

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Lightweight (≤60 kilograms)
Lightweight (≤60 kilograms) Boxing
Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

London 2012

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Lightweight (≤60 kilograms)
Lightweight (≤60 kilograms) Boxing