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Egan wins silver medal in boxing final

Published 24/08/2008

Ireland has won a silver medal at the Beijing Olympics this morning.

Ken Egan has failed to secure the light heavyweight title in the final against China's Xiaoping Zhang.

The 26-year-old Dubliner was beaten 11-7.

Ireland also has two bronze medals following quarter final wins by Paddy Barnes and Darren Sutherland.

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