Boxer Kellie Harrington mentioned she is “overwhelmed with feelings” as she claimed a bronze medal on the Tokyo Olympics.
“I can’t be that fortunate to be successful all this stuff and find yourself right here with a bronze medal in my bag from the Olympic Video games,” she mentioned.
Harrington achieved a unanimous resolution by the judges in her combat towards Imane Khelif of Algeria – guaranteeing her at the very least an Olympic bronze medal.
She mentioned she owed “the whole lot” to her coaches – Noel Burke, Zaur Antia and John Conlan – in addition to her teammates “for all of the sparring and the preparation and help that they’ve given me out right here – and we give one another – it’s simply been improbable”.
Harrington will now face Thailand’s Sudaporn Seesondee in a semi-final on Thursday, and the prospect of a silver or gold medal is forward of her.
Commenting on the combat towards Khelif, she informed RTÉ radio’s Morning Eire: “She [Khelif] was throwing from actual far however making mad grunting noises, like ‘Whooooh’, and I used to be like, ‘Oh my God, what is that this?’