Women's Boxing Lightweight Gold Medal Event: Katie Taylor Wins For Ireland

So far, the gold medals in women's boxing, being contested for the first time at the 2012 Olympics in London, have gone to women from the British Isles. Katie Taylor of Ireland snagged the second one awarded on the day in women's lightweight (no more than 60kg) boxing.

Taylor out-pointed Russia's Sofya Ochigava, 10-8, in the gold medal bout on Thursday, winning the third round 4-1 to take a lead in the match and fighting to a 3-3 draw in the fourth and final round to defend it.

The bout was Taylor's first close match of the Olympics: she blew out her quarterfinal and semifinal opponents by 26-15 and 17-9 scores, respectively.

Mavzuna Chorieva of Tajikistan and Adriana Araujo of Brazil took the two bronzes handed out in the event.

For more on the Olympics, check out SB Nation's London 2012 Olympics Hub. For more on Olympic boxing, follow the 2012 Olympic boxing section.

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