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Lisa O'Rourke and Amy Broadhurst win gold medals at Women's World Boxing Championships in Istanbul

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Ireland's Amy Broadhurst celebrates winning her semi-final at the World Championships in Istanbul

Ireland's Amy Broadhurst celebrates winning her semi-final at the World Championships in Istanbul

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Ireland's Amy Broadhurst celebrates winning her semi-final at the World Championships in Istanbul

Lisa O'Rourke and Amy Broadhurst have both won gold medals at the Women's World Boxing Championships in Istanbul.

Roscommon fighter O'Rourke claimed victory in the 66-70kg division, beating Alcinda Panguane of Mozambique.

O'Rourke landed the cleaner punches in her first round against and won a 3-2 verdict from the judges.

Panguane was following O'Rourke around in the second round, allowing O'Rourke to throw a few commanding combinations.

The Mozambique fighter slowed down and it looked as though O'Rourke did enough to win the second round. Two of the judges felt the same but the other judges gave Panguane the verdict, leaving the third round in the balance.

Again there was little between the fighters in the final round, but O'Rourke got the verdict to the delight of the Irish fans in the arena.

Before O'Rourke's win, Amy Broadhurst beat Algeria's Imane Khelif to win the 60-63kg gold medal.

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The Dundalk fighter came out on the right side of the judges after the first round but there wasn't a lot in it with Khelif landing a few telling blows.

In the second round, Broadhurst again put her stamp on proceedings and the verdict was a lot more clear-cut in Broadhurst's favour.

Broadhurst again went on the offensive in the third and final round in a bid to see out the bout and claim the coveted gold medal.

Into the final minute, Broadhurst again maintained her offensive to comfortably win the round as cheers of 'ole, ole ole' echoed around the arena.


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