KELLIE HARRINGTON was crowned Woman of the Year for 2021 at an awards ceremony on Friday night. The Dubliner and Olympic gold medal winner picked up the honour at The Irish Tatler Women of the Year Awards.
Harrington, who is from Portland Row in Dublin had a spectacular summer, where she won gold for lightweight amateur boxing in Tokyo. She was recognized as was the Mary’s BC fighter’s ability to inspire and galvanize.
After making history across the world, The Irish Tatler confirmed:
“Greatness”, our Woman of the Year maintains “breeds greatness”. Winning her Olympic gold medal in Tokyo this summer was for her community, her country and her sport. A genuine inspiration, Irish Tatler’s Woman of the Year for 2021 is Kellie Harrington.”
“Greatness”, our Woman of the Year maintains “breeds greatness”. Winning her Olympic gold medal in Tokyo this summer was for her community, her country and her sport. A genuine inspiration, Irish Tatler's Woman of the Year for 2021 is @Kelly64kg #WOTYA21 pic.twitter.com/XagvpCwFDP
— Irish Tatler (@irishtatler) November 13, 2021
Harrignton since her exploits in Tokyo has become the country's most marketable star athlete. She picked up the award at an event in the Shelbourne Hotel.
“So unbelievably proud to accept this award last night amongst so many truly amazing women from all different walks of life. A room full of women who encourage other women, who lift them up, who help to fix each other's crowns if they are falling down. Strong women don’t tear each other down, they lift each other up, they help each other to blossom and grow. We are all just amazing. 2021 is definitely the Year of the woman.”
The Irish Tatler Women of the Year Awards began in 2002, and has become the biggest platform for Irish women’s achievements in the country.
They also ignite debates and conversations about Irish women’s place in society, the workplace and the world. Our winners have led countries, global movements and more – they are activists, philanthropists, creative forces and entrepreneurs.
A whopping 200 women have received an Irish Tatler Woman of the Year award in its history.