(AUG 7) Katie Taylor recorded one of her
most impressive victories this year after stopping Sandra Kruk in
the semi finals of the European Union Championships in Liverpool
Taylor forced Kruk into two standing counts before the Polish
southpaws corner threw in the towel 45 seconds into round one.
The 21 year old World and European lightweight champion will now
meet Cindy Orain of France in Saturdays
60Kg final at the Greenpark Sports Arena on Merseyside.
Taylor,who is now guarenteed at least a silver medal, beat Orain
twice last year, recording inside the distance wins at the Witch Cup
in Hungary, and the Ahmet Cup in Turkey.
Commentating on this evenings win, Irish team manager Anja Norman
was full of praise for the World number one.
She said: "She has stepped up another gear out here and it was a
fantastic win.She is punching so fast and with so much power it's
unbelievable and when she sees the chance to move in for an early
win she definitely does not hold back."
Friday is a rest day at the Championships.
2008 European Union Women's Championships Results and Draw
Semi Final August 7th
60Kg:Katie Taylor (Ireland) beat Sandra Kruk (Poland) RSC1
Final August 9th
60Kg: Katie Taylor (Ireland) v Cindy Orain (France)
Semi Final August 6th
50Kg: Debbie Rogers (Ireland) lost to Virginie Nave (France) RSCI2
(Rogers wins bronze)
Quarter Final August 5th
63Kg: Kelly Harrington (Ireland) lost to Larisa Rosu (Romania) 6-10
Quarter Final August 4th:
50Kg: Debbie Rogers (Ireland) beat Sandra Silva (Portugal) 10-6
Irish squad & Management
63Kg: Kelly Harrington (Corinthians, Dublin)
60Kg: Katie Taylor (Bray BC)
50Kg: Debbie Rogers/Kearney (Bray BC)
Team Manager: Anja Norman
Coaches: Pete Taylor & Pat Ryan
Referee & Judge: Gerry O'Mahony
Doctor/Physio: Breda-Marie Finn.
Gry Espensen (Denmark)
Natasha Jonas (England)
Lucie Bertaud (France)
Kelly Harrington (Ireland)
Christina Athanasopoulou (Greece)
Janina Bonordon (Germany)
Kinga Siwa (Poland)
Larisa Rosu (Romania)
Gulsum Tatar (Turkey)
Anastasia Cousins (England)
Cindy Orain (France)
Katie Taylor (Ireland)
Sandra Kruk (Poland)
Mar Rodrigues (Spain)
Hannah Beharry (England)
Mari Hyvonen (Finland)
Virginie Nave (France)
Deborah Rogers/Kearney (Ireland)
Sandra Silva (Portugal)
Sumerya Yasici (Turkey)