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Ireland's Taylor sweeps to lightweight gold

Ireland's Katie Taylor beat Russian Sofya Ochigava to win the women's Olympic lightweight boxing gold medal today. She roared on by passionate crowd at the Excel Arena, beat the taller Russian 10-8.

india Updated: Aug 09, 2012 22:05 IST
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Ireland's Katie Taylor beat Russian Sofya Ochigava to win the women's Olympic lightweight boxing gold medal on Thursday.

Taylor, roared on by passionate crowd at the Excel Arena, beat the taller Russian 10-8.

Losing semi-finalists Mavzuna Chorieva of Tajikistan and Brazilian Adriana Araujo took bronze.