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09th Aug 2012

In Pictures: Katie Taylor Makes History with Olympic Gold

The Pride of Ireland, Bray Boxer Katie Taylor wins Gold at London 2012. See the incredible story in pictures here.

Thusday, August 9th 2012 at 16.45 – Ireland comes to a standstill to cheer on a champion. 

Katie Taylor boxed her way in to the record books this afternoon, winning one of the first gold medals for women’s boxing in the history of the Olympics, with the sport only introduced to the games this year.

The 26-year-old Bray native had the hopes of a nation resting on her shoulders, and not for a second in this campaign has she let us down. 

Her opponent, Russian boxer Sofya Ohigava was out for revenge, having lost to Katie in two recent finals, but Taylor was made of sterner stuff and never buckled under the pressure. 

Take a look below at some amazing images from an incredible day.

Katie Taylor makes her way to the ring 9/8/2012

Taylor makes her way to the ring

Katie Taylor in action against Sofya Ochigava 9/8/2012

Katie fighting tough opponent Sofya Ochigava of Russia

Katie Taylor celebrates winning olympic gold 9/8/2012

After a tense wait, Taylor is declared winner on a final score of 10 points to 8

Katie Taylor celebrates 9/8/2012

Irish flag around her shoulder, Katie makes her way over to her father, and coach, Pete Taylor, and tactical coach Zaur Anita

Katie Taylor is congratulated by Barry McGuigan 9/8/2012

Katie is congratulated by another legendary boxer, Barry McGuigan

Katie Taylor celebrates with her Olympic Gold Medal 9/8/2012

All the hard work pays off – Katie Taylor and Olympic Gold


Congratulations Katie, your country is so proud.