Taylor to face Jinhua Yin in World Championship semi final

Katie Taylor will meet Jinhua Yin of China in the semi-finals of the AIBA World Elite Women’s Championships in Jeju, South Korea on Sunday.

The Bray woman, who is aiming for her fifth successive title title in Jeju, was slated to meet Russia’s Sofya Ochigava in a repeat of the 2012 World and Olympic finals the quarter-finals this morning.

But Ochigava did no weigh-in today and Taylor received a walkover. Yin beat Denista Eliseeva of Bulgaria on a split decision this morning to set up Sunday’s last-four meeting with Taylor.

Taylor is now guaranteed bronze, her fifth successive medal at this level since she won gold in New Delhi in 2006, in Jeju.

Saturday is a rest day at the tournament. The semi-finals and finals will be held on Sunday and Monday.

AIBA World Women’s Elite Championships Jeju, Korea November 16/24

November 17th (last 32)

57kg Joanne Lambe (Ireland) lost to Qiong Lu (China) 0-3

69kg Claire Grace (Ireland) beat Cristina Stanca (Romania) 3-0

November 18th (last 32)

54kg Michaela Walsh (Ireland) beat Sarah Joy Rae (Jamaica) 3-0

60kg Katie Taylor (Ireland) beat Kezial Valerian Spicer (Dominica) 3-0

November 19th (last 16)

69kg Claire Grace (Ireland) lost to Guluzar Kara (Turkey) W/O
(Grace withdraws because of injury sustained in the last 32))

November 20th (last 16)

54kg Michaela Walsh (Ireland) lost to Anna Alimardanova (Azerbaijan) 0-2

60kg Katie Taylor (Ireland) beat Mira Potkonen (Finland) 3-0

November 21st (Q/Finals)

60kg Katie Taylor (Ireland) beat Sofya Ochigava (Russia) W/O

November 23rd

60kg Katie Taylor (Ireland) v Jinhua Yin (China)

60kg Estelle Mossely (France) v Yana Allekseeva (Azerbaijan)

(Afternoon and evening sessions begin at 5am and 10am each morning (Irish times)

(Irish squad)

54kg Michaela Walsh (Holy Family)
57kg Joanna Lambe (Carrickmacross)
60kg Katie Taylor (Bray)
69kg Claire Grace (Callan)

Team manager Anna Moore
Coaches Pete Taylor, Zuare Antia, Gerry Storey

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