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Irish Town Goes Berserk After Female Boxer Wins Country's First Gold Medal of the 2012 Olympics: VIDEO


Boxer Katie Taylor of Bray in County Wicklow, Ireland won the country's first gold medal of the London Olympics. Her hometown went appropriately nuts!


Writes the videographer: "Prior to this, Katie Taylor has won 4 World Amateur Championship titles, 5 European Amateur Championship titles and 4 European Union Amateur Championship titles. But, the one she always wanted, Olympic Champion, was only made possible this year with the inclusion of Women's boxing in London2012."

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  1. Two male boxers from Belfast are expected to bring home medals for Ireland this week as well.

    Posted by: Liam Daly | Aug 10, 2012 1:55:17 PM


    Posted by: Jeff | Aug 10, 2012 1:56:16 PM

  3. going to be a USA snob here

    more important = Chelsea Shield 17 year old from flint michigan won the 1st woman's boxing gold medal yesterday....2012 1st time women boxing in olympics.....the people of flint michigan held bake sales and donated to cover her costs to get to the olympics

    I might have irish ancestors but "suck it" Ireland. Chelsea Shield team USA!!!! way better story


    Posted by: say what | Aug 10, 2012 2:31:32 PM

  4. Say what, that was kind of rude. All athletes have a story. One of the big issues with Ms. Taylor was that Ireland hadnt won a gold in a long time. While Ms Shield's story might be compelling, your comments were off base

    Posted by: Marc0 | Aug 10, 2012 2:38:43 PM

  5. What a typically American response from Say What. Way to squash that stereotype!

    Posted by: Jeremy | Aug 10, 2012 3:00:57 PM

  6. So joyous. Hooray for Ireland.

    Posted by: jamal49 | Aug 10, 2012 3:01:10 PM

  7. I like listening to RTE Lyric FM earlier today(ah, streaming radio) and they were announcing road closings in that area before the match. Fun.

    Posted by: Alan | Aug 10, 2012 3:03:26 PM

  8. Can we pay her to beat up Pat Robertson?

    Posted by: Kevin | Aug 10, 2012 3:04:42 PM

  9. Dear SAY WHAT

    "Chelsea Shield 17 year old from flint michigan won the 1st woman's boxing gold medal yesterday"

    Actually no she didn't. She fought third - Great Britain won the first ever women's boxing gold, Ireland the second ever and the USA the third ever.

    But a great performance by all!

    Posted by: Misha | Aug 10, 2012 3:30:41 PM

  10. How wonderful...

    Posted by: Michael in Toronto | Aug 10, 2012 5:43:24 PM

  11. First of all, boxing causes disabling brain injury among professionals, let alone among amateurs; it should go the way of "women as chattel" and bullfighting - obsolete and unconscionably harmful in light of recent scientific knowledge. Next issue is why on earth would females want to engage in such a foolhardy activity? To prove they are "just like men"? i.e. just as foolish at times? or because they fell that femininity is inferior? It's very "unladylike" as well!

    Posted by: Samil | Aug 10, 2012 6:00:06 PM

  12. Shocking display of flag waving nationalism. I'm disgusted. I thought only ignorant Americans did such things?

    *sarcasm off*

    Posted by: ratbastard | Aug 11, 2012 9:16:26 AM

  13. Yes 'say what', that was misplaced. This is a story about a woman from a small town, in a small country, winning a gold medal. It's a very big deal to them.

    Posted by: ratbastard | Aug 11, 2012 9:18:04 AM

  14. The Pride of Ireland. Indeed. Congratulations!!!

    Posted by: andrew | Aug 11, 2012 11:43:08 PM

  15. I am very proud of all the female Boxers as this was a break through sport for the Olympics!!
    But My Irish Gene pool says way to go Ireland and Katie !!!

    Posted by: Liz | Aug 12, 2012 5:08:32 PM

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