Christina Desmond narrowly lost her bronze medal contest today in Nanjing in the women’s middle weight category.
However its been a fantastic tournament for Christina and she and Irish Boxing can be very proud of her achievements in Nanjing for Team Ireland.
Irish coach Billy McLean said “Christina gave it 110% against a very good Australian opponent. She gave it absolutely everything and you couldn’t ask for anymore than that. “
“Christina gave it everything and she boxed her heart out against the Australian girl, who is also a World Youth medallist.”
The boxing events for the Nanjing 2014 Summer Youth Olympic Games will take place at Nanjing International Expo Centre between 23 and 27 August, 2014.
Ten classes for men and three classes for women.
The top three athletes from each event will be awarded the gold, silver and bronze medals respectively.
13 gold medals are designated for the boxing events of the Nanjing 2014 Summer Youth Olympic Games. 26 (3) and 27 (10) August are the dates for gold medals.
78 athletes in total, including 60 male and 18 female.
Youth Olympic Competition Format
The Boxing competition at the Youth Olympic Games is organised as a progressive competition with 10 weight categories for men, and three weight categories for women.