Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Irish Results - Day 12

* Cian O'Connor on Blue Loyd 12 sneaked into the finals only when another horse withdrew. In the opening round he jumped a clear to finish topping the table and easily into the last 20.
 A marginal time fault in the second round (0.02) saw O'Connor into  a jump-off for silver against Gerco Schroder from the Netherlands, where agonisingly he  knocked the  final fence. Switzerland's Steve Guerdat won gold as the only rider with two clear rounds in the final.
 * After winng her semi-final today, boxer Katie Taylor is into tomorrow's 60kg final  against the Russian Sofya Ochigava (16.45). Silver at least.
*Beijing bronze medal winner Paddy Barnes became the only Irish boxer to win two Olympic medals after beating Devendro Singh Laishram in a mighty scrap.
Day 12, Wed August 8
Athletics: Men - 5000m Rd1, Ht 2, 17th Alistair Cragg, 13:47.01.
Boxing: Women - Light/60kg, SF, Katie Taylor bt Mavzuna Chorieva (Tajikistan) 17-9 (3-1, 4-2, 6-3,4-3). Men - lt fly 49kg, QF, Paddy Barnes bt Devendro Singh Laishram (Ind) 23-18 (7-5, 10-5,6-8). 
Equestrian: Individual jumping,  Cian O'Connor, Blue Loyd, Final Rd A, =1st on 0 fts), Final Rd B 1 time fault; 3rd BRONZE. 

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