IABA Press officer Bernard O’Neill
Ken Egan and Con Sheehan claimed light-heavyweight and super-heavyweight gold following wins in the finals of the Olympic Test Event at the ExCel in London today.
But Belfast middleweight Conrad Cummings had to settle for silver after he lost his 75Kg final to Russia’s Maxim Koptyakov.
Egan was trailing 7-3 to Brazilian light-heavyweight Yamaguchi Florentino at the end of the first but surged 17-14 ahead by the end of the second en route to a 22-20 win.
The win was Egan’s third in four days in London.
Sheehan, meanwhile, claimed an impressive 16-4 victory over Evgenios Lazaridis of Greece to finished on top of the 91Kg+ podium.
Cummings was 3-2 ahead at the end of the opening stanza against Koptyakov, but the Russian held a two point advantage at the end of the next round and posted an 11-8 win.
Today’s wins ensured that Ireland will be taking home two gold, one bronze and two silver medals from the dress rehearsal for boxing at the 2012 Olympic Games.
The Irish team are due to arrive home via Dublin Airport at 9:10am on Monday.
Olympic Test Event ExCel London
November 24th Quarter-finals
81Kg: Ken Egan (Ireland) beat Xuan Bao (China) 13-6
November 25th Quarter-finals
56Kg: Declan Geraghty (Ireland) lost to Worapoj Petchkoom (Thailand) 12-13
60Kg: David Oliver Joyce (Ireland) beat Donato Consenza (Italy) 12-8
November 26th Semi-Finals
60kg: David Oliver Joyce (Ireland) lost to Eugen Burhard (Germany) 9-13
75Kg: Conrad Cummings (Ireland) beat Esquiva Florentino (Brazil) 19-13
81Kg: Ken Egan (Ireland) beat Damien Hooper (Australia) 15-11
91Kg: Tommy McCarthy (Ireland) lost to Vassily Levit (Kazakhstan) 9-16
91Kg+: Con Sheehan (Ireland) beat Mohammad Arjaoui (Morocco) 11-7
November 27th Finals
75Kg: Conrad Cummings (Ireland) lost to Maxim Koptyakov (Russia) 8-11
81Kg: Ken Egan (Ireland) beat Yamaguchi Florentino (Brazil) 22-20
91Kg+: Con Sheehan (Ireland) beat Evgnios Lazaridis (Greece) 16-4
56Kg: Declan Geraghty (Crumlin)
60Kg: David Oliver Joyce (St Michael’s Athy)
75Kg: Conrad Cummings (Holy Trinity)
81Kg; Ken Egan (Neilstown)
91Kg: Tommy McCarthy (Oliver Plunkett)
91+Kg: Con Sheehan (Clonmel)
Team manager: Des Donnelly
Coaches: Billy Walsh & Zuar Antia
Physio: Conor McCarthy