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Boxing lands three more medals for Ireland

Updated: Tuesday, 03 Jul 2012 12:07

Kenneth Egan, Paddy Barnes and Darren Sutherland secured a hat-trick of medals for Ireland in China Egan became a national sporting icon following his exploits in Beijing And returned home to a hero's welcome Paddy Barnes' spirit and tenacity were the hallmarks of his bronze medal Darren Sutherland also secured bronze, with James DeGale stopping his march in Beijing
Kenneth Egan, Paddy Barnes and Darren Sutherland secured a hat-trick of medals for Ireland in China Egan became a national sporting icon following his exploits in Beijing And returned home to a hero's welcome Paddy Barnes' spirit and tenacity were the hallmarks of his bronze medal Darren Sutherland also secured bronze, with James DeGale stopping his march in Beijing

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KENNETH EGAN

Ireland won a trio of medals at the 2008 Games. Ken Egan won a silver. The Clondalkin boxer defeated Julius Jackson from the Virgin Islands in the round of 32. He went on to defeat Turkey’s Bahram Muzaffer in the round of 16. Next up he took out Brazil’s Washington Silva in the quarters. With a bronze medal secured, Egan beat Tony Jeffries, of Great Britain, to make the final. In that last bout, he lost out on gold to China’s Xiaoping Zhang.

DARREN SUTHERLAND


Sutherland’s route to bronze encompassed a first-round bye, followed by victories over Nabil Kassel of Algeria and Alfonso Blanco of Venezuela. Sutherland lost his semi-final bout to Britain’s James DeGale, securing a bronze medal.

PADDY BARNES


Paddy Barnes won bronze in Beijing. He received a bye in the round of 32, followed by wins over José Luis Meza of Ecuador and Lukasz Maszczyk of Poland. Barnes lost his semi-final bout to Zou Shiming of China.

Written by: Tadhg Peavoy
Edited by: Tom Hunt

Medal Table

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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