Taylor likely to be top seed in Olympics19/05/2012 - 10:59:41
The Taoiseach Enda Kenny and the President Michael D Higgins are leading tributes this morning to the Irish boxer Katie Taylor.
The 25-year-old has become the world champion for a fourth time, after she beat her Russian opponent Sofya Ochigava by 11 - 7, this morning at the World Boxing Championships in China.
Taylor has already qualified for the Olympic games this July, but today's win means she is now likely to be in the top seed for the draw in London.
The Taoiseach Enda Kenny has described the Bray fighter as "an outstanding and true champion", adding that she has made us all proud and lifted the heads of the Irish people.
While, President Higgins said it was a great achievement which showed once again that Katie Taylor is "one of our greatest ever competitors at international level".
It is expected that large crowds will gather in Dublin Airport tomorrow evening, when Katie arrives back in Ireland with her gold medal.
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