Amy Broadhurst and Lisa O'Rourke have both secured bronze medals at least at the Women's World Boxing Championships in Istanbul.

The pair join an illustrious - and short - list of Irish female boxers to have won medals at this tournament: only Katie Taylor and Kellie Harrington had previously managed to do so.

It's the first time Broadhurst has made it past the quarters in five attempts. She got the better of Serbia's Jelena Janicijevic in their 63kg bout to earn Ireland their first medal at this edition of the championships.

O'Rourke then secured her place in the 70kg semi-finals with a unanimous decision victory over Armenian Ani Hovsepyan.

Earlier Michaela Walsh and Carly McNaul missed out on the podium, suffering defeats in their respective quarter-finals.

Walsh lost on a unanimous decision in her 57kg bout against Karin Ibragimova of Kazakhstan.

She had progressed on Saturday thanks to a split win over Ukrainian Valeriia Yeroshenko but victory today - which would have secured at least a bronze medal - eluded the Tokyo Olympian.

There was disappointment too for McNaul in her 52kg contest. Impressive Brazilian Carolina De Almeida showed composure and nous to end her Belfast opponent's dream, outmaneuvering a committed and energetic McNaul to earn a deserved win.