(SEPT 20) Defending champion Katie
Taylor is through to the European Championships lightweight final
following an 8-0 semi final win over Denica Eliseeva of Bulgaria in
Nikalaev City in the Ukraine this morning.
Taylor, who beat Eliseeva 8-1 in Pazardjik, Bulgaria in June to
claim her second European Union gold medal on the trot, dominated
all four rounds at the Nadezhda Sports Complex to guarantee herself
at least silver.
The Bray woman, who is targeting her fourth European title in a row,
will meet Meryem Aslan Zeybek of Turkey in Sunday's 60Kg final.
Zeybek came from behind to beat Aleksandra Sydorenko of the Ukraine
6-4 this morning.
Taylor has yet to concede a point in the Ukraine. She stopped
Kosovare Buzuku of Sweden in the first round of their quarter final
The Irish woman, the reigning World champion, was 4-0 when the bout
Saturday is a rest day at the Championships. Sunday's finals begin
at 10am Irish time.
European Women's Championships September 14th/21st
September 16th (Last 16)
75Kg: Sinead Kavanagh (Ireland) lost to Lidia Fidura (Poland) 2-3
September 17th (Q/Final)
60Kg: Katie Taylor (Ireland) beat Kosovare Buzuku (Sweden) RSC(1)
RSC = ref stops contest.
September 18th (S/Final)
60Kg: Katie Taylor (Ireland) beat Denica Eliseeva (Bulgaria) 8-0
September 20th (Final)
60Kg: Katie Taylor (Ireland) v Meryem Aslan Zeybek (Turkey)
Irish Squad & Management
60Kg: Katie Taylor
75Kg: Sinead Kavanagh
Coaches: Peter Taylor & Pat Ryan
Team Manager: Sadie Duffy
Physio: Molly Ryan
R&J: Al Morris