Three was the magic number for Ireland in Istanbul today.
All three Irish fighters in World Championships action secured wins and passage into the final 16 of the prestigious competition.
Caitlin Fryers, Niamh Fay and Kaci Rock all won on a successful day for Team Ireland.
Niamh Fay got the day off to a perfect start as she recorded victory in her senior international debut. The Ballyboughal fighter defeated Modestine Munga Zalia of the Democratic Republic of Congo in the bantamweight Round of 32.
Caitlin Fryers followed suit winning her World Championships debut in the same afternoon session.
The Immaculata fight defeated South Africa’s Thandolwethu T. Mathiba via a unanimous decision to move to within a win of the quarter-finals.
Kaci Rock rounded off a very successful day for the team as she record victory in the evening session.
Fighting in her first World Championships bout and her first-ever senior International, the Enniskerry fighter Austeja Auciute of Lithuania in the 66kg class.
Rock will now fight Anna Lysenko of Ukraine in the last 16.
Team Ireland Squad
48kg Shannon Sweeney, St.Anne’ BCs, Mayo
50kg Caitlin Fryers, Immaculata BC, Belfast
52kg Carly McNaul, Ormeau Road BC, Belfast
54kg Niamh Fay, Phoenix of Ballyboughal, Dublin
57kg: Michaela Walsh: Emerald BC, Belfast
63kg Amy Broadhurst: St.Bronagh’s ABC, Rostrevor
66kg Kaci Rock, Enniskerry BC, Wicklow
70kg Lisa O’Rourke, Olympic BC, Galway
75kg Aoife O’Rourke: Olympic BC, Galway
Sinan Erdem Dome in Istanbul, Turkey
May 6th to 21st.