Boxing at the 2012 Summer Olympics – Women's lightweight
|Women's lightweight boxing
at the Games of the XXX Olympiad
|Venue||ExCeL Exhibition Centre|
|Date||5 to 9 August|
|Competitors||12 from 12 nations|
|Boxing at the
2012 Summer Olympics
|49 kg||51 kg|
|52 kg||60 kg|
|56 kg||75 kg|
For the first time at an Olympic Games, the 10 men's boxing events were joined by three women's events: flyweight, middleweight and lightweight.
|Sunday 5 August 2012||14:30||Round of 16|
|Monday 6 August 2012||14:30||Quarter-finals|
|Wednesday 8 August 2012||14:00||Semi-finals|
|Thursday 9 August 2012||16:45||Final|
|Round of 16||Quarter-finals||Semi-finals||Final|
|Katie Taylor (IRL)||26|
|Quanitta Underwood (USA)||13||Natasha Jonas (GBR)||15|
|Natasha Jonas (GBR)||21||Katie Taylor (IRL)||17|
|Dong Cheng (CHN)||10||Mavzuna Chorieva (TJK)||9|
|Mihaela Lăcătuș (ROU)||5||Dong Cheng (CHN)||8|
|Mavzuna Chorieva (TJK)||13|
|Katie Taylor (IRL)||10|
|Sofya Ochigava (RUS)||8|
|Mahjouba Oubtil (MAR)||12|
|Saida Khassenova (KAZ)||14||Adriana Araujo (BRA)||16|
|Adriana Araujo (BRA)||16||Adriana Araujo (BRA)||11|
|Alexis Pritchard (NZL)||15||Sofya Ochigava (RUS)||17|
|Rim Jouini (TUN)||10||Alexis Pritchard (NZL)||4|
|Sofya Ochigava (RUS)||22|
International media coverage of Taylor
Some international media coverage of Ireland's Katie Taylor was criticised as insulting and inaccurate. While previewing her semi-final bout, British newspaper The Daily Telegraph incorrectly referred to Taylor as "British". The error was followed by an apology.
Fairfax Media of Australia also apologised after an article published in The Age, Brisbane Times and The Sydney Morning Herald was condemned as "lazy stereotyping" of the Irish. Ireland's ambassador to Australia, Noel White, issued a formal complaint about the article's reliance on Guinness, whiskey and potatoes to make a story.
USA Today was criticised after it printed an article which said: "Back home on the emerald-green isle, pints of Guinness flowed freely, perhaps enough to replenish the Irish Sea. The 'punters' inside betting parlors wagered pounds as if they were bits of candy. It is not hyperbole to suggest that, when Taylor entered the ring, the weight of a prideful, scuffling nation rested on her muscular shoulders."
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- "Katie Taylor wins Ireland's first gold medal of London 2012 Olympics". Guardian UK. 9 August 2012. Retrieved 9 August 2012.
- "Katie Taylor wins Ireland's first gold medal". BBC Sport. 9 August 2012. Retrieved 9 August 2012.
- "World beater Katie Taylor triumphs in London". Irish Independent. 9 August 2012. Retrieved 9 August 2012.
- Women's competition format. Accessed 2 May 2012.
- Farrelly, Brendan (8 August 2012). "Sorry for calling Katie Taylor British after Twitter storm". Irish Independent. Independent News & Media. Retrieved 8 August 2012.
- Greenslade, Roy (8 August 2012). "Telegraph takes it on the nose after calling Irish boxer British". The Guardian. Guardian Media Group. Retrieved 8 August 2012.
- "The Daily Telegraph thinks Katie Taylor is British: Should you tell them, or will we?". The Journal. 8 August 2012. Retrieved 8 August 2012.
- Kelleher, Lynne (9 August 2012). "'Ireland a joke for not joining Team GB' – pundit sparks fury". Irish Independent. Independent News & Media. Retrieved 9 August 2012.