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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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Ireland's Katie Taylor, in red, fights against Russia's Sofya Ochigava, in blue, during their women's final flyweight 60-kg gold medal boxing match at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Thursday, Aug. 9, 2012, in London. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)



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