Margeurita Nevin (16) and Katelynn Phelan (17)
Kildare town's Katelynn Phelan has secured Ireland a first bronze medal at the World Women’s Youth Championships in Guwahati, India after an outstanding win over Aidyl Cardenas yesterday, Wednesday November 22.
The Kildare light-welter beat the American in the 64 kg quarter-final to make it into the last four.
Proud dad and coach Paddy Phelan was at ringside to watch his daughter book her ticket into the semi-finals. The Belfast light-fly Caitlin Fryers also secured bronze at the World Youths after beating Russia’s Karina Tuvakova.
She now progresses to the semi-finals tomorrow at 5pm.
The competition has so far proved to be very successful for the Irish.