Result: Katie Taylor wins lightweight gold

Ireland's Katie Taylor clinches Olympic gold with victory over Russia's Sofya Ochigava in the final of the women's lightweight division.

Ireland's Katie Taylor has won Olympic gold by defeating Russia's Sofya Ochigava in the final of the women's lightweight division.

It was a rather cautious start from both fighters as they waited for an opening. The first round ended level at 2-2, but it was Ochigava who got the better of the second.

The Russian's greater accuracy saw her land a decent left hook, which helped her edge in front 4-3.

That shocked the Irishwoman into action and she stepped up a gear in the third, winding up and delivering with precision. By the time the bell sounded to end the round, she had reversed the scores to hold a two-point advantage.

Taylor moved well in the fourth round and boxed clever. Ochigava came forward, launching with the left. However, she found Taylor a hard target to pin down.

The judges awarded Taylor the gold medal courtesy of a 10-8 decision.

Nicola Adams
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