The Liffey Trust would like to say a huge congratulations to Kellie Harrington on her incredible achievement in the Tokyo Olympics.
Kellie won Ireland’s fourth medal at the Olympics this year. She is now through to Thursday’s semi-final and at worst she is guaranteed an Olympic lightweight bronze medal.
From Portland Row in Dublin’s north-east inner city, Harrington won her first major medal for Ireland in 2016, taking silver at the World Championships in Astana. Her upward trajectory continued with silver at the EU Championships in 2017 and bronze at the Europeans in 2018 before she became world champion the same year at New Delhi.
It is Ireland’s second boxing medal at the Games, their 18th in total in the sport since 1952 and the second won by an Irish female boxer since women were first allowed compete in the Games nine years ago.
“I am very relieved and happy. Happy for the coaches here who have put the work in, my club coach Noel Burke at home, happy for my friends and family in Ireland. Just happy that I can give people back home something to celebrate.”
Kellie is an absolute credit to her family and the community and we wish her all the best for Thursday!