History Makers – Broadhurst and O’Rourke Fight for World Gold
Team Ireland’s Amy Broadhurst and Lisa O’Rourke will make history on Thursday, becoming the first teammates to contest finals in the same Women’s World Championships.
Broadhurst, of St. Bronagh’s ABC Rostrevor, won through to the light welterweight final after victory over Parveen of India
Olympic BC, Galway’s Lisa O’Rourke, sister of Olympian Aoife, earned her place in the light middleweight decider after a come from behind win over home fighter Turkey’s Selma Caliskan.
Both follow in the footsteps of Katie Taylor, who won 5 World Championship golds and 1 bronze during her amateur career, and reigning Tokyo Olympic Champion, Kellie Harrington, who claimed World gold in 2018, and silver in 2016.
#TeamIreland's Amy Broadhurst will contest her Women's World Championship 63kg final against Algeria's Image Khelif in Bout 4 of Thursday's evening session, beginning at 4pm.— IABA (@IABABOXING) May 18, 2022
Amy & team mate Lisa O'Rourke will make Irish boxing history tomorrow.
Broadhurst’s final, bout 4 of Thursday’s evening session, is against Algeria’s Imane Khelif. O’Rourke takes on Mozambique’s Helena Alcinda Bpanguane in Bout 5 of the same ring and session.
#TeamIreland's Lisa O'Rourke will contest her Women's World Championship 70kg final against Mozambique's Helena Alcinda Bpanguane in Bout 5 of Thursday's evening session, beginning at 4pm.— IABA (@IABABOXING) May 18, 2022
Watch Lisa & team mate Amy Broadhurst make historyhttps://t.co/sZb78Uj8Md pic.twitter.com/CVgcaMxrge
The session begins at 4pm, Irish Time and can be viewed here:
Team Ireland Head Coach, Zauri Antia, says “These World Championships have been fantastic for Irish boxing. The performance of every one of our boxers, some experienced at this level and some gaining world experience, shows their training and preparation was excellent – technically, tactically and physically. Istanbul has been a huge experience for all Team Ireland boxers. Katie Taylor (‘s recent victory over Amanda Serrano) was an inspiration to the women heading in to these World Championships. The women’s performance will inspire the men”. Ireland’s men’s team depart for the European Championships in Yerevan, Armenia, in the early hours of Thursday morning
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