Women’s Elite World Championships – DRAW

The draw has been made for the World Women’s Elite Championships in New Delhi.

73 nations, including a six-strong Irish team, will compete in India with action commencing tomorrow.

Ireland’s first fighter in action will by Kelly Harrington on Friday morning.

The Dublin lightweight, a silver medallist at light welter at the 2016 Worlds, meets New Zealand’s Troy Garton, a Commonwealth bronze medallist, in the round of 32.

Four fighters are in action on Saturday.

Cavan flyweight Ceire Smith will face either Bulgarian European and EU bronze medallist Gabriela Dimitrova or Taiwan’s Huei Chin Chin who is a World Universities bronze medallist

Belfast feather Michaela Walsh will look to continue her streak having won EU gold, Commonwealth silver, and European bronze in her last three majors. The Monkstown talent will box either Romanian veteran Lacramiora Perijoc, who holds a win over Dervla Duffy, or Uzbekistani double Asian bronze medallist and Rio Olympian Yodgoroy Miraevo.

European U22 lightweight champ Amy Broadhurst steps up to light welter and faces Russian European bronze medallist and fellow former underage star Ekaterina Dynnik.

Roscommon middleweight Aoife O’Rourke, who took silver at the Euro U22s, boxes Taiwan’s Yang Ya Chu who beat Lauren Kelly en-route to World Youth bronze last year.

Receiving a bye to the Last 16, Offaly welter Grainne Walsh is not in action until Sunday when she will face Frenchwoman Emile Sonvico or double Panamerica gold medallist Noella Perez of Argentina.

November 16th
Last 32
60kg Kelly Harrington (Ireland) v Troy Garton (New Zealand)

November 17th
Last 32
51kg Ceire Smith (Ireland) v Gabriela Dimitrova (Bulgari) or Huei Chin-Chin (Taiwan)
57kg Michaela Walsh (Ireland) v Lacramiora Perijoc (Romania) or Yodgoroy Miraevo (Uzbekistan)
64kg Amy Broadhurst (Ireland) v Ekaterina Dynnik (Russia)
75kg Aoife O’Rourke (Ireland) v Yang Ya Chu (Taiwan)

November 18th
Last 16
69kg Grainne Walsh (Ireland) v Emile Sonvico (France) or Noella Perez (Argentina)
Irish squad
51kg Ceire Smith (Virginia)
57kg Michaela Walsh (Monkstown)
60kg Kelly Harrington (St Mary’s)
64kg Amy Broadhurst (Dealgan)
69kh Grainne Walsh (Sparticus)
75kg Aoife O’Rourke (Castlerea)

Team manager: Bernard Dunne
Coaches: Zaur Antia & Dmitry Dimitruk
Physio: Muireann Harte


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Reporting on Irish boxing the past five years. Work has appeared on irish-boxing.com, Boxing News, the42.ie, and local and national media. Provide live ringside updates, occasional interviews, and special features on the future of Irish boxing. email: joneill6@tcd.ie