Tokyo Olympic Games - Karriss Artingstall defeated by Japanese featherweight Sena Irie in semi-finals
British featherweight Karriss Artingstall's involvement in the Tokyo Games came to an end on Saturday when Japanese fighter Sena Irie won by tight margins in their semi-final. The result brings Britain a bronze medal on a mixed day for Teams GB's fighters across the divisions, for both the men's and the women's disciplines. You want it? We have it. Stream every Olympic event live on discovery+.
'All smiles' - GB's Artingstall secures bronze after semi-final defeat
That left Artingstall needing three from the next card, and her opponent two.
It looked in the balance with a minute remaining as both fighters exchanged heavy blows that landed. The Briton attempted to land a flurry of body blows in the dying stages before the judges’ decision came in.
20-year-old Sena won on a split decision 3-2, setting up the home country’s fighter to fight in the final.
Artingstall comes away with a bronze medal, as there is no third-place fight in boxing.
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In the division’s other semi-final, victory went to Filipino fighter Nesthy Petecio, who defeated Italian fighter Irma Testa 4-1.
There was success elsewhere in the day’s boxing. Lauren Price was a convincing 5-0 winner over Panama’s Atheyna Bylon in the women’s middleweight quarter-final.
Galal Yafai also came through his round of 16 clash with Zambia’s Patrick Chinyemba in the men’s flyweight by a tight 3-2 margin.
Luke McCormack, however, suffered disappointment as Cuban Andy Cruz came out as a 5-0 winner in the lightweight round of 16.
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