Michael Carruth has won Ireland's first gold medal in 36 years at the Barcelona Olympics taking the boxing welterweight title.

Speaking to RTÉ News after the fight Michael describes the Olympic Final as 

The hardest fight of my life. He was a great puncher.

Despite this, according to Carruth, the plan worked out and he won gold. Carruth beat Juan Hernández Sierra from Cuba 13-10. Michael appears ringside with his father Austin. 

The plan worked out and we got the gold medal we came for.

Just hours after Carruth's win, his teammate Wayne McCullough went on to win silver in bantamweight defeated by another Cuban Joel Casamayor who took the gold. 

An RTÉ News report broadcast on 8 August 1992. The reporter is John Finnerty.