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Where were you when ‘Britain’s’ Katie Taylor won boxing Gold at London 2012? Photos

by | 10th, August 2012

WHEN Ireland’s Katie Taylor won Olympic gold in the women’s light 60kg fight with victory over Russia Sofya Ochigava, where were you?  The paper listed Taylor as being British, a mistake which it apologised for but not before Fergus Murphy had offered a swap deal: “Dear Daily Telegraph. Katie Taylor is IRISH. However, please feel free to claim Ronan Keating, Jedward, Louis Walsh…” Australians merely saw the fighting Irish women and chirped every stereotype in the book. Peter Hanlon of Australian media group Fairfax being the worst culprit, offering up: “Dark-haired, deep-eyed and engaging, Taylor is not what you’d expect in a fighting Irishwoman, nor is she surrounded by people who’d prefer a punch to a potato.” Nice. Here’s Katie:

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Irish Boxer Katie Taylor's friends and neighbours watch her win Olympic gold on a televison in their front garden in her street in the Oldcourt drive area of Bray Co Wicklow. Picture date:Thursday August 9, 2012. Photo credit should read: Kifah Ajamia/PA Wire



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