Kellie Harrington and Aoife O’Rourke secure Tokyo 2020 spot
The two Irish boxers seal their place with wins at European qualifiers in Paris
Ireland’s Kellie Harrington celebrates her win over Maiva Hamadouche of France. Photograph: Dave Winter/Inpho
The judges all scored the lightweight bout against the IBF World professional champion in the 31 year-old’s favour (29-26, 29-28, 29-27, 29-28, 29-28).
Roscommon’s Aoife O’Rourke also secured her Olympic qualification by defeating Poland’s Elzbieta Wojcik on Saturday in Paris.
Her powerful right hook in the final round of the middleweight quarter-final forced a standing count, with the European champion taking a unanimous decision.