I 100% won: Northern Ireland boxer Michaela Walsh heartbroken as judges award Commonwealth Games final to opponent
Northern Ireland boxer Michaela Walsh says she '100%' deserved to win today's Commonwealth Games final.
Walsh felt she had done enough to win the 2014 flyweight final, when she lost out to England's Nicola Adams. Four years on and it's a case of de ja vu as the women's featherweight final was awarded to Australia's Skye Nicolson on a split decision 3-2.
"I'm heartbroken," Michaela told the BBC. "I thought I had done enough. I don't know how it's a split decision. I thought I was in control the whole fight. In the last round, I stepped off the pedal a bit but for the first while she didn't hit me with anything.
"It is what it is and I have to get on with it.
"This is a gold medal," she continued, peering down a her prize. "This isn't silver. I'm going to get 'gold medals only' engraved on this. This is a gold medal.
"Last time with Nicola Adams it was a close fight, I thought I had won. This time, I 100% won. There's not a chance I lost that fight.
"I'd like to congratulate Skye, she's a great ambassador for women's boxing. Hopefully we can do it again in the World Championships.
"Four years I've been working for this and they stole it from me. Everyone knows I've won. It's hard to deal with."
Belfast Telegraph Digital