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Historic victory lifts the whole country: McLellan

9 August, 2012


Sinn Féin spokesperson on sport, Sandra McLellan TD, has congratulated Katie Taylor, after her historic Olympic gold medal victory this afternoon.

"Katie’s victory and the fact that she is now the proud holder of a gold medal, means women’s boxing has secured its place firmly on the Olympic programme and Katie amongst the very best in the world. For any young woman to have achieved such success is astonishing and it is testament to her commitment, discipline and athletic and psychological ability.

“Katie is a fantastic ambassador for the young people of Ireland, and is a shining example of what hard work and determination can achieve. There was a huge sense of expectation and excitement throughout the country this week, especially in her home town of Bray. Katie has brought a great sense of hope and pride to the entire country. We are all immensely proud of her and congratulate her on what is a truly historic achievement.”

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