Friday, August 10, 2012

Irish Results - Day 14

* Flyweight Michael Conlan outclassed by the brilliant Cuban Robeisey. 
*On the track, a bad evening for anyone who thinks athletics is clean,  with the winning US 4x100 team, including the very suspect Jeter breaking an East German world record and a Turkish cheat winning the 1500m. In the field events, another athlete who had served time for doping won the hammer. 
* Brave effort by the 4x400m quartet of Marian Heffernan, Joanne Cuddihy, Jessie Barr and Michelle Carey. They finished 6th in a season's best time  3:30.55. Special mention for Claire Bergin, who gave her place to Jessie Barr.  
* Silver at least for boxer John Joe Nevin who beat the world champion  Lazare Alvarez Estrada of Cuba comfortably in the 56kg semi-final. He fights Team GB's Luke Campbell in tomorrow's final.  
*Great boxing from superfly Paddy Barnes,  only losing on countback after dominating the final round of his fight with the world No 1.  
* Today's Jimmy Magee quote: "He's had his future, he's had his present, he's had his past. He's all three tenses rolled into one." (on JJ Nevin)

* Andrej Jezierski was second in his heat of the C1 200m, and then fourth in the second semi-final.  With the top two from three semi-finals and two fastest 3rd places going through, Jezierski didn't make it. Had it been fastest losers, he would have. Competes in tomorrow's B final, which he is favourite to win. 

Day 14 - Friday August 14
Athletics: Women - 4x400 Rd 1 Irish team (Joanne Cuddihy, Marian Heffernan, Jessie Barr, Michelle Carey), Ht 2, 6th, 3:30.55. 
Boxing: Men - Superfly/49kg SF, Paddy Barnes lost to  Shiming Zou (CHN) (1) 15-15 (5-8, 3-3, 7-4; 45-44 on countback). Bantam/56kg  SF, John Joe Nevin bt Lazare Alvarez Estrada (CUB) 19-14 (5-3,7-6,7-5) .  Fly/52kg SF, Michael Conlan lost to Robeisy Ramirez Carrazana (CUB),  22-10 (3-6, 3-4,10-4).
Canoeing (sprint): Men - C1 200m, Andrej Jezierski, ht1, 2nd 41.404; SF2, 4th 42.012.

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