Team Ireland in Tokyo: Showjumpers clear all-round, Walsh receives boxing bronze

Team Ireland In Tokyo: Showjumpers Clear All-Round, Walsh Receives Boxing Bronze
Aidan Walsh was presented with his Men's Welterweight bronze medal on Tuesday afternoon. Photo: INPHO/Morgan Treacy
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Updated: 12pm

Another Olympic medal is on its way back to Ireland after Aidan Walsh received his Men's Welterweight bronze in the division's medal ceremony on Tuesday.


The Russian Olympic Committee's Andrey Zamkovoy took bronze alongside Walsh, while Team GB's Pat McCormack claimed silver and Cuba's Roniel Iglesias won gold.

Elsewhere, a number of Irish athletes were in action on Day 11 of the Tokyo Games, with great results coming in for Team Ireland.


In the Showjumping Individual qualifiers, there were no penalties picked up by any of the three Irish riders.

Darragh Kenny and Bertram Allen both impressed with speedy clear rounds, while Cian O'Connor was last to jump for Team Ireland, but followed suit.


Their times of 82.01, 85.18 and 88.66 respectively should see them through to Wednesday's final, with the top 30 riders qualifying.

With over 70 riders competing, the final standings will not be confirmed until later today.


Earlier today, Kellie Harrington fought her way into the medals, taking a unanimous win over Imane Khelif of Algeria.

The win guarantees the Dubliner at least bronze, with her silver medal bout set for Thursday against Thailand's Sudaporn Seesondee.

Commenting on this morning's fight, Harrington accepted it was not "an amazing fight", but added: "It was a fight that I won - I did enough to win it."



It was a mixed morning in athletics with two of four Irish athletes seeing themselves through the heats.


First on the track for Team Ireland, and setting the tempo for his teammates, Andrew Coscoran posted a time of 3:37.11 in the Men's 1500m.

The eighth place finish earned him a spot in the semi-finals, with the top six finishers across three heats qualifying automatically in addition to the six fastest runners thereafter.

Next in action was Cork's Phil Healy, appearing in her third event of the Games, the Women's 400m.

Healy's time of 51.98 in Heat 5 was sadly not enough to see her through to the semis, missing out on a time qualification spot by just 0.07 seconds.

Marcus Lawler and Leon Reid were next up, both competing in the Men's 200m heats.

Lawler took a time of 20.73 in Heat 6, a season best, but not quick enough to secure a qualifying spot.

Setting a season best of his own, Reid posted a 20.53 in Heat 7, seeing him through.

Later, in the semi-finals, Reid posted a time of 20.54 which was not enough to put him through to the final.

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