KELLIE HARRINGTON had won a gold medal at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics after beating Brazil’s Beatriz Soares in the women’s lightweight boxing final.
The Dublin-born boxer won the fight by unanimous judges’ decision.
The first round went to the Brazilian boxer, 3-2, however, Kellie managed to win the backing of all five judges in round two - and went on to secure the win in the final round.
Harrington secured her place in the final after toppling Thailand's Sudaporn Seesondee in Thursday's semi-final.
President of Ireland, Michael D Higgins was first congratulate the boxer this morning.
He said: “My warmest congratulations to Kellie Harrington on winning her gold medal at the Olympic Games. Hers is an exceptional achievement, and she is an inspiration for us all.”
Harrington's win brings Team Ireland's medal haul to four on the final day of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.