High Hopes For Team Ireland in Tokyo As Kellie Harrington Fights For Gold

Ireland's Kellie Harrington celebrates defeating Imane Khelif of Algeria and guaranteeing a medal in Tokyo (Image: ©INPHO/James Crombie)

There was further success at the Tokyo Olympics for Team Ireland overnight with boxer Kellie Harrington securing at least a silver medal.

The Dublin woman will fight for the gold medal against Brazilian Beatriz Ferreira on Sunday morning, on the final day of Olympic action.

Ireland’s golfers Leona Maguire and Stephanie Meadow are both on four under and tied for 12th position at present following their second rounds. The Showjumping team will take part in the team event tomorrow – Cian O’Connor has withdrawn from the Irish team which means that Shane Sweetnam from Castlemaginer will now compete representing Ireland alongside Darragh Kenny and Bertram Allen. Mr O’Connor withdrew as a precaution as his horse suffered a nosebleed during yesterdays’ event.

In Women’s Individual Fencing Ranking Round, Natalya Coyle is lying in joint third place going into day two of competition.