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Emmet Brennan qualifies for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics

Irish Light Heavyweight boxer Emmet Brennan is going to the Tokyo Olympics next month. The Dublin...
Cathal Mullaney
Cathal Mullaney

20.32 7 Jun 2021


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Emmet Brennan qualifies for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics

Cathal Mullaney
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Irish Light Heavyweight boxer Emmet Brennan is going to the Tokyo Olympics next month.

The Dublin native beat Liridon Nuha of Sweden on a unanimous decision in their box-off at the European Olympic qualifiers in Paris on Monday evening.

During the extremely difficult challenge, he overcame a cut as well as a controversial point deduction.

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Brennan is the seventh Irish fighter to seal his place at the upcoming Games.

Four judges scored the contest a 28-28 draw but gave the inner-city native the nod.

The final score was 27-29, 28-28, 28-28, 28-28.

Elsewhere on Monday, Michaela Walsh and Kellie Harrington both booked their places in their finals in the French capital.

Belfast native Walsh won her semi-final against Bulgaria's Stanmira Petrova on a split decision, having already qualified for the Games.

And Harrington cruised to a unanimous 5-0 win over Turkish lightweight Esra Yidiz to mean she will come home with at least a silver medal.


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