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By IABA Press Officer Bernard O’Neill

Katie Taylor got the decision again in Washington last night.

The current Olympic, World, European, European Games and European Union lightweight champion was selected as the Best Female Athlete in all sports from the inaugural 2015 European Games in Baku, Azerbaijan last June.

Taylor won 60th gold in the Azeri capital to secure her 18th major title since 2005.

Michael O’Reilly (gold), Brendan Irvine (silver) and Sean McComb (bronze) also finished in podium positions in Baku.

The Bray woman was presented with her award by Pat Hickey, President of the Olympic Council of Ireland and the European Olympic Council, at the DAR Constitution Hall last evening.

“I’m just so honoured and humbled to receive this award. I’d like to thank ANOC for such a great evening and I’d like to thank the Olympic Council of Ireland and Pat Hickey for their continuous support, said the AIBA World No.

“I’d also like to thank my family. Their support and encouragement throughout the years has been unfailing to me. I’d be nowhere without them. This is just the icing on the cake for me this year.”

The top male and best female athletes from each of the five Continental Games were honoured in Washington.



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