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Olympics Day 14: Irish in action

Updated: Friday, 10 Aug 2012 20:45 | Comments

The Irish 4x400 relay team run at 1910 John Joe Nevin has reached the bantamweight Olympic final
The Irish 4x400 relay team run at 1910 John Joe Nevin has reached the bantamweight Olympic final

Canoe Sprint: Andrzej Jezierski finished second in heat 1 of the canoe sprint this morning in 41.404. France's Mathieu Goubel won the heat in 41.248

However, the semi-final didn't go according to plan for Jezierski. The Polish-born Corkonian came home fourth in his semi, meaning he misses out on a place in the A final, and must settle for a place in the B final.

Boxing: Paddy Barnes lost his light flyweight semi-final bout against China's Zou Shiming on a countback.

With the fight level at 15-15 at the end of round three, the countback scored the fight at 45-44 to the Chinese fighter.

The round scores were: 8-5; 3-3, 4-7.

Boxing: John Joe Nevin reached the Olympic bantamweight final following a 19-14 victory over Cuba's Lazaro Alvarez Estrada in the semi-finals at the ExCel Arena.

Nevin defeated the world champion Alvarez with skill and poise and led from the start. The round scores in the battle were 5-3; 7-6; 7-5. And Nevin had the confidence to dance the dance in the last few seconds, safe in the knowledge that he had done enough.

Athletics: The Irish women’s 4x400m team failed to progress from their heat, finishing in sixth place in a time of 3:30.55 and someway off the pace.

The heat was won by the USA, with Russia second and Great Britain third. All three qualified for the final automatically and were joined by Czech Republic, who finished fourth and progressed as a faster loser.

Ireland were always up against it, and would have had to beat their national record by some way if there were to have any hope of qualifying.

Boxing: A tight 22-18 win over Nordine Oubaali in the flyweight quarter-finals saw Michael Conlan through to this afternoon’s semi-final.

The St John Bosco fighter will face Robeisy Ramirez Carranza from Cuba for a place in the final. Carranza defeated Britain’s Andrew Selby 16-11 in the last round.

Conlan goes into the ring at 2045.

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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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