Japan’s Irie wins ladies’s featherweight gold


Sena Irie of Japan has claimed the first-ever ladies’s featherweight boxing gold medal with a unanimous determination over the Philippines’ Nesthy Petecio.

Irie turned the primary feminine boxer to win a medal for Japan when she secured the primary gold of the Tokyo boxing match by sweeping the third spherical on all 5 judges’ playing cards on the Kokugikan Area. Irie’s crisper punches gained over the judges in a bout with loads of clinching.

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Petecio settled for the Philippines’ first boxing medal of any type since 1996, however Manny Pacquiao’s dwelling nation is in rivalry for no less than two extra medals in Tokyo.

Featherweight was one among two ladies’s weight courses added to the Olympics in Tokyo. The ladies’s area additionally was expanded to 100 fighters from 36 in its first two Olympics.

Italy’s Irma Testa and Britain’s Karriss Artingstall gained the division’s inaugural bronze medals.

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