'Taylor is going to be a new saint'


What international media's live bloggers said

Forget hairs standing up on the back of your neck. Forget goosebumps pricking up on your skin. The Irish fans inside ExCeL are creating an atmosphere that would rival any we’ve experienced at London 2012. It’s moments like these that only sport can create. – BBC

You know that moment in Hollywood sports films . . . when people throw hats and scarves and all sorts in the air. Well that’s what it’s like at the ExCeL. Taylor is doing laps around the ring with an Irish flag on her back. Now she is hugging her father. And then come the cries again: “Olé, olé, olé, olé! What an atmosphere. – Guardian

Ireland’s Katie Taylor has added Olympic gold to her four World Championship titles, winning 10-8 against Russia’s Sofya Ochigava. Taylor’s triumph capped a scintillating career that delivered four world titles and saw her lead the charge for the inclusion of the women’s event at that Olympics. – Daily Telegraph

Ireland’s Katie Taylor has sent the ExCeL arena into meltdown with her gold medal winning bout in the women’s lightweights. The Irish fans in here don’t care how it looked. They have their first medal of the Games, their first gold since 1996 and Taylor is going to be a new saint. The noise is deafening. – Sydney Morning Herald

Taylor dropped to her knees when the 10-8 score was announced and the crowd unleashed total pandemonium. She has won Ireland’s first gold medal of the Games. – New York Times