Wednesday, 15th August 2012
On the ninth day of August in two thousand and twelve, Into the London Olympic Games we take a little delve, To tell you all the story of that brilliant Irish boxing lass,
Katie Taylor from Bray boxing in the lightweight class. Women’s boxing was in the Olympics for the first time,
Katie was four times World Champion, still in her prime.
An Olympic Gold Medal would now be really the cream, All Ireland were hoping she could fulfil this big dream.
Her first fight was against a Briton on her home patch, The Ex Cel Arena packed with the Irish for the match.
They roared and they cheered the loudest ever its been, Katie duly responded to win twenty six points to fifteen.
Into the semi final where a Tajikistani she would meet, Again the Irish thronged the stadium their Katie to greet.
She boxed, she punched, her defence and timing was fine, In the end she was winner by seventeen points to nine.
Now through to the final where a Russian she would fight, With the Olympic Crown and Gold Medal now in her sight.
It was August the ninth the arena thronged out to the wall, The whole Stadium erupted as the boxers entered the hall.
Beside Katie in the corner as always, was Peter, her dad, He was her second in all the fights that she has ever had.
The bell then sounded roars rang out from each Irish fan, As the boxers touched gloves the Olympic final began.
The first round was a real thriller and it ended all square, In the second the Russian lead with one point to spare.
Round three the best for Katie now two points to the fore, As the final round ended the tense wait now for the score.
Out to the centre of the ring the two boxer's then came, All Ireland anxiously awaited to hear the call of the name.
Katie Taylor came the voice won by ten points to eight, The Gold medal was hers to now treasure and celebrate.
Katie’s dream had come through she filled Ireland with pride, Leaving many great memories across the whole nation wide.
A role model no doubt for Ireland’s youth to try to emulate, Ireland’s World and Olympic Champ
Katie Taylor the Great.
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