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2011 World Women's Junior and Youth Championship, Antalya, Turkey, Day 5 April 28th
IRELAND'S 13-strong squad of female boxers finished in 8th and 14th positions in the rankings tables at the 1st AIBA Women's World Youth and Junior Championships in Antalya, Turkey.
The squad arrived home via Belfast International Airport last night.
Belfast's Michaela Walsh and Mayo's Katie Rowland won World Youth bronze and Donegal's Austeja Accueita won World Junior bronze at the 41-nation tournament which concluded Saturday.
The Irish youth squad finished in 8th position. Russia, China and India, in that order, commanded the top three spots, while our Junior squad finished 14th. Russia, Turkey and India, in that order, finished in the top three.
Walsh and Accueita were beaten by eventual World champions Ornella Wahner of Germany - who came from behind to beat Walsh by a point in the last four - and Agnes Alexiusson of Sweden.
Wahner beat England's Charley Davison in the featherweight final and Alexiusson beat Russia's Oxana Paltceva in the World Junior final.
Sweden's Frida Stenholm, who beat Rowland in the last four, lost out to China's Yibo Zhang in the World Youth flyweight final.
Photographs supplied by Official IABA Photographer - MH Event Photography
Michaela Walsh, Katie Rowland and Austeja Accueita were the proud recipients of three bronze medals at the 1st Women's World Youth and Junior Championships which concluded in Antalya, Turkey today.
The Irish trio bowed out of the tournament at the semi-final stage on Thursday.
Walsh and Accueita were beaten by eventual World champions Ornella Wahner of Germany - who came from behind to edge out Walsh by a solitary point in the last four - and Agnes Alexiusson of Sweden.
Wahner beat England's Charley Davison in today's featherweight final - a reversal of the 2010 European Youth final which Davison won - and Alexiusson beat Russia's Oxana Paltceva in the World Junior final.
Sweden's Frida Stenholm, who beat Rowland in the last four, lost out to China's Yibo Zhang in today's World Youth flyweight final.
The Irish squad are due to arrive home via Belfast International Airport at 9.15pm tomorrow evening (May 1st)
48kg: Oliwia Samsonow (Cavan)
51kg: Katie Rowland (Geesala)
57kg: Michaela Walsh (Holy Family)
60kg: Shauna Browne (Clonmel)
64kg: Sarah Close (Holy Family)
69kg: Clare Grace (Callan)
48kg: Christine Gargan (St Georges)
50kg: Hannah Carthy (Paulstown)
52kg: Nicole Meli (Immaculata)
54kg: Shannon Power (Clonmel)
57kg: Louise Donoghue (Geesala)
60kg: Austeja Accuieta (Finn Valley)
63kg: Lisa Buckley (Monkstown)
Director of Boxing: Dominic O'Rourke
Team Manager: Anna Moore
Coaches: John McCormack & Al McFayden
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