‘It hasn’t even hit yet’: Kellie Harrington overwhelmed by Olympic victory

Irish boxer pays tribute to coaches after tactical masterclass in lightweight final

Kellie Harrington’s family neighbourhood erupted in joy at her gold medal win in Tokyo. Video: Enda O'Dowd

“I have no words,” said Kellie Harrington after winning the lightweight Olympic gold medal in Tokyo’s Kokugikan Arena.

“I’m just ... like, the hard work, dedication and sacrifice that has gone into this. The lonely moments, the tears, you know what it is like. Me family knows, me coach know, the coaches here know. It hasn’t even hit yet. I am crying because I have a sense of relief to be honest with out. When I get back and in my room on my own or when I get up to the team it will hit. I’m just relieved.”

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