Boxer Kellie Harrington has withdrawn from her European Games Light -60kg final due to injury. 

Harrington sustained a hand injury in the semi-final bout with Agnes Alexiusson from Sweden, and she has been deemed unfit to box.

Every attempt was made by the medical staff to manage the injury to her right thumb to give Harrington an opportunity to compete but this morning the decision was made that she would be withdrawn.

The Dubliner will receive the silver medal in the Women's Light -60kg today, and now all attention will be placed on Kurt Walker who is competing for the gold medal in the Men’s Bantam at 11.30 Irish time.

Harrington said: "I'm disappointed to not be competing but I understand that there’s a bigger picture to be taken into account.

"It would be too much of a risk to go in there and have another setback. I totally respect the advice of the medical staff and the decision of the Performance Director.

"While I’m disappointed, I’m still going to be there for Kurt my teammate, as captain.

"It’s been an honour to be captain of this boxing team, and I’m going to be cheering him on and I am can’t wait to watch our team collect their medals, and I will carry my silver medal with pride.

""I’m looking forward to getting home, recovering and getting back at it as soon as possible.

"We came out here having had a fantastic training camp and were excited about testing ourselves against the best in Europe blocks, and we did that.

"It’s been a fantastic competition for the Irish boxing team and I’m going to continue to trust the team that’s supporting me."

Meanwhile, Mia Griffin managed a personal best of 3:40.444, but it wasn't enough to get a medal in the women's cycling individual pursuit.

Tatsiana Sharakova and Marta Cavalli will cycle for gold later on, while the bronze race will be between Russia's Tamara Dronova and Kerry's Josie Knight, who rides for Britain.

In the men's omnium, Jack Murphy is in seventh place overall heading into the final elimination race. He's due to return to the Minsk Arena just after 2pm Irish time.


12:20 Boxing – Michael Nevin - Medal Ceremony (after) Men’s Middle -75kg

12:28 Cycling Track – Lydia Boylan & Lydia Gurley (IRL) Women’s Madison