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Olympics Day 12: The Irish in action

Updated: Wednesday, 08 Aug 2012 23:42 | Comments

Katie Taylor won 17-9 at the Excel this afternoon
Katie Taylor won 17-9 at the Excel this afternoon

Athletics: South African-born Alistair Cragg is out after failing to qualify from the men's 5,000 metres heats.

The 31-year-old was off the pace this morning as he finished 17th in a time of 13:47.01

He missed out on the final by almost 16 seconds.

Boxing: Katie Taylor has advanced to the Olympic final after a 17-9 win over Mayzuna Chorieva of Tajikistan in the flyweight semi-final this afternoon.

She will fight in the final tomorrow at 1645.

Equestrian: Cian O'Connor and Blue Loyd 12 won bronze in the individual jumping event.

O'Connor posted a fault-free round in the final round A of the individual jumping event. That score qualified O'Connor for the final round B.

He incurred a time penalty in that round, leaving him joint second with Gerco Schroeder of the Netherlands.

Schroder posted a fault free round in the jump off; however, O'Connor clipped the last jump, meaning the Kildare man had to settle for bronze.

Boxing: Paddy Barnes has become the first Irish boxer - and only the second Irish sportsperson - to win medals at separate Olympic Games after he beat India's Devendro Singh Laishram in their light flyweight quarter-final.

A win against the Indian fighter guarantees the Belfast fighter at least a bronze medal at this year’s Olympics.

Barnes won on a scoreline of 23-18 against a tricky opponent, who caused problems throughout. 

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Country Total
USA 45 27 30 102
China 38 28 23 89
Great Britain 29 17 19 65
Russia 25 25 32 82
South Korea 13 8 7 28
Ireland 1 1 3 5
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