Aidan Walsh wins quarterfinals of Olympic boxing tournament in Tokyo But the Irishman was injured during the celebration and missed the rest of the match.
The anger and frustration of the French boxing team at the Tokyo Olympics continues to stir. Mourad Aliyev, who lost the semi-final through an unjust arbitration decision, knows who to blame. Aidan Walsh can only blame himself after the end of his Japanese adventure. The Irishman, who qualified for the semi-finals in the 63-69kg category, was unable to defend his chances on Sunday. Blame it on a completely ridiculous injury.
The 24-year-old boxer, who scored for Mauritian Mervyn Claire (4-1) in the quarterfinals, jumped with excitement … injured his ankle during the fall.
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Walsh will be satisfied with the bronze
First, the Irish delegation expressed confidence in participating in the semi-finals. Aidan Walsh finally threw the towel before his third fight at the Tokyo Olympics.
“When Aiden came out of the ring he said he had a little pain in his ankle. From there we started monitoring the situation,” Irish Olympic boxing boss Bernard Dunn told local broadcaster. RTE. We gave it until the last second this Sunday before making the final decision. He had hope. We had hope. He wanted to enter the ring, but unfortunately his body would not let him.
The boxer’s package from Belfast created the business of British Pat McCormack, who qualified without fighting for the final. A small consolation prize for Aidan Walsh, the Olympic boxing rules still guarantee him a bronze medal (all semi-finalists are medal winners).
After the package, Bernard Dunn admitted his protg’s disappointment: “It was difficult for him. Aiden trained to be an Olympic boxer all his life and was considered the head of Irish boxing. […] We hope he can get on stage on Thursday.
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