Strandja gold for Aoife O’Rourke!

Castlerea boxer, Aoife O’Rourke, secured a gold medal last Saturday at the 73rd AIBA Strandja International Boxing Tournament in Sofia, Bulgaria.

  O’Rourke won her 75kg final by unanimous decision, even forcing a standing count in an dominant victory over Panama’s Atheyna Bylon.

  The Roscommon girl had secured her place in Saturday’s final after defeating Russian fighter, Anastasia Shamonova in their semi-final bout on Friday last.

  The 24-year-old had won bronze in the same tournament last year and her latest success follows her qualification for the Olympic Games in Tokyo. She had previously been crowned European Champion in 2019.