Kellie Harrington looks to upgrade her Olympic medal in the early hours of Thursday morning.
The St Mary’s fighter became Ireland’s eighteenth boxing Olympic medal winner on Tuesday when she defeated Imane Khelif of Algeria in a quarter-final bout.
The Dubliner now faces Thailand’s Sudaporn Seesondee in the semi-final. Sudaporn defeated Great Britain’s Caroline Dubois in her last 16 clash. The Thai also lost out to Harrington in the 2018 World Championship final.
The fight is scheduled to glove off at 6:00am Irish time and will be broadcast on RTE2 as well as RTE iplayer.
Speaking after Tuesday’s fight, Harrington said: “I just feel emotion. I feel very relieved and happy, happy for coaches, happy for friends and family in Ireland, happy that I can give people back home something to celebrate.”
The lightweight boxer added: “I knew she was going to be long and awkward. To be honest with you, it wasn’t a spectacular fight. It wasn’t anything to write home about.
“But I did what I had to do to win and that’s what a champion’s mindset – they do what they have to do to be able to pick out the rounds and scrape by.
57kg Kurt Walker (Ireland) beat Jose Quiles (Spain) 5-0
81kg Emmet Brennan (Ireland) lost to Dilshod Ruzmetov (Uzbekistan) 0-5
52kg Brendan Irvine (Ireland) lost to Carlo Paalam (Philippines) 1-4
57kg Michaela Walsh (Ireland) lost to Irma Testa (Italy) 0-5
69kg Aidan Walsh (Ireland) beat Albert Menque (Cameroon) 5-0
75kg Aoife O’Rourke (Ireland) lost to Qian Li (China) 0-5
57kg Kurt Walker (Ireland) beat Mirazizbek Mitzakhalilov (Uzbekistan) 4-1
60hk Kellie Harrington (Ireland) beat Rebecca Nicoli (Italy) 5-0
69kg Aidan Walsh (Ireland) beat Mervin Clair (Mauritius) 4-1
57kg Kurt Walker (Ireland) lost to Duke Ragan (USA) 2-3
69kg Aidan Walsh (Ireland) lost to Pat McCormack (Great Britain) (W/O)
(Walsh sustains an ankle injury)
60kg Kellie Harrington (Ireland) beat Imane Khelif (Algeria) 5-0
60kg Kellie Harrington (Ireland) v Sudaporn Sessondee (Thailand)