Tokyo Olympics: Walsh settles for bronze following withdrawal

Monkstown Boxing Club fighter Aidan Walsh will be returning home with a bronze medal after he was unable to compete in Sunday’s semi final due to injury.

Monday, 2nd August 2021, 12:12 pm

The Belfast Welterweight was due to fight in yesterday’s semi-final against Pat McCormack (GB), but due to an ankle injury sustained during his quarter-final bout, the decision to withdraw him was made in conjunction with his medical team.

Aidan secured his bronze medal after defeating Merven Clair, from Mauritius, in the quarter finals on a split decision.

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Congratulating Aidan on his silverware, Team Ireland Team Leader for Boxing, Bernard Dunne, said: “What Aidan did this week is an incredible achievement. His performance throughout the tournament has been outstanding.

“And it is great to see him write his name in the annals of Irish sport. Just over two years ago we selected Aidan for his first major championship, and over the past few months that potential that we had identified has grown and developed into a world class performance, that reflects greatly on the level of preparation he has put in ahead of these Games.”

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