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Tokyo 2020 | Harrington secures bronze medal with win over Khelif

Kellie Harrington has beaten Imane Khelif in the lightweight division of the Tokyo Olympics to secure at least a bronze medal.

The Irish boxer produced another assured performance to earn a unanimous victory against her Algerian opponent in her quarter-final in Japan.

Harrington, who has become Ireland's fourth medalist at this summer's Olympics, will now face Thailand's Sudaporn Seesondee in the semi-finals on Thursday (6am Irish time).

After a somewhat cautious first round, the Dubliner took control of the fight, landing some good shots and impressing with her movement and fast hands.

"I'm overwhelmed with emotions," Harrington, 31, told RTÉ.

"You think of getting here and I never think of getting medals. Sometimes I think I'm lucky. I can't be that lucky to be winning all these things and end up here with a bronze medal in my bag from the Olympic Games.

More to follow...

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