View Full Version : Women's boxer Taylor named as Ireland's flag bearer

07-24-2012, 03:00 PM
LONDON (Reuters) - Women's boxing gold medal favorite Katie Taylor will lead the Ireland team out at the opening ceremony of the London Olympics on Friday after being named as her country's flag bearer on Tuesday. The four-times world lightweight champion has played a major role in women's boxing, winning a place at the Olympics for the first time in London where she is Ireland's best hope of a gold medal. One of the country's most popular athletes, the 26-year-old's appointment to the role was well-deserved, according to Irish Amateur Boxing Association chief Tommy Murphy. ...

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