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Kellie Harrington Wins Olympic GOLD After Magnificent Performance

Kellie Harrington Wins Olympic GOLD After Magnificent Performance

Kellie Harrington won gold for Ireland at the Olympic Games after a the performance of a lifetime against Brazil's Beatrix Ferreria.

It is Ireland's second gold medal of Tokyo 2020, adding to the one won by Paul O'Donovan and Fintan McCarthy in rowing.

The Dubliner won the fight by unanimous decision, 29-28 on three judges' cards, and 30-27 on two.

The 28-year-old Brazilian, who was world champion in 2019, won the first round 3-2 on the judges' card. Harrington was inspired in the second round, and came roaring back to win it 5-0. That performance was repeated in the final around as she won it 5-0.

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8 August 2021; Kellie Harrington of Ireland, right, and Beatriz Ferreira of Brazil during their women's lightweight final bout at the Kokugikan Arena during the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan. Photo by Brendan Moran/Sportsfile

Ferreira was undefeated in two years going into the bout.

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Harrington had previously beaten Algeria's Imane Khelif in the quarter-final and Sudaporn Susondee in the semi-final. The win against Khelif had secured a bronze medal and the win over Susondee at least a silver.

Photo by Brendan Moran/Sportsfile

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