Live Commentary: Olympic boxing - day 13 as it happened

Live Commentary: Olympic boxing - day 13 as it happened
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Sports Mole's live text commentary of day 13 of the Olympic boxing at London 2012.

Hello and welcome to Sports Mole's live text commentary of day 13 of the Olympic boxing at London 2012.

Today is an historic occasion at the ExCel Centre, where the first women will be crowned as Olympic boxing champions of their respective weight classes.

Team GB's Nicola Adams is up first in the flyweight division. She takes on China's Ren Cancan for the chance to make history as the first female boxing gold medallist.

Then, Ireland's Katie Taylor clashes with Sofya Ochigava of Russia in the final of the lightweight tournament. Taylor brings with her an army of Irish fans who will be cheering her every punch.

Finally, Claressa Shields will be looking to show the United States' men's team how it's done by beating Russian middleweight Nadezda Torlopova in today's final gold medal bout.

Please note that the action gets underway at 4.30pm.

5.59pmGoodbye for now!

5.58pmHowever, the show goes on tomorrow, when the men's semi-finals will begin! So join us here at Sports Mole from 1.30pm for all the action!

5.56pmSo that is it for day 13 at the ExCel Centre, with the exception of Claressa Shields's crowning ceremony. The first women's medallists have etched their names in Olympic folklore and, in four years, others will be hoping to do the same.

5.54pmShe does a lap of honour around the ExCel Centre to the roar of her adoring fans.

5.52pmFour World Championships, five European Championships and now Olympic gold. Taylor has absolutely reached the pinnacle of women's boxing.

5.49pmA huge roar reverberates around the ExCel Centre as Taylor is bestowed with her gold.


5.47pmSofya Ochigava receives her silver medal, looking a little less pleased than Ren Cancan was...

5.46pmMavzuda Chorieva and Adriana Araujo, of Tajikistan and Brazil respectively, receive their Olympic bronze medals.

5.42pmSo Claressa Shields completes the trio of women boxers who make history as the first Olympic gold medallists. Katie Taylor is about to receive her medal now for a job well done.

DecisionSHIELDS WINS 19-12!

End of Round 4It's over... and Shields has restored some pride to the US amateur boxing scene. Not to forget Marlen Esparza' bronze medal, either...

Round 4Big left hook from Shields!

Round 4Shields is continuing to come foward, slipping Torlopova's punches easily.

End of Round 3Shields is well in control of this bout. She leads 15-10. Final round!

Round 3Shields just looks too fast for Torlopova. Another ferocious burst from the American...

Round 3Another fast combination works well for the American.

Round 3Shields gets the better of another exhange, ending with a hook to the body.

End of Round 2Shields takes a 10-7 lead. You can;t argue with that, she found her feet in that round.

Round 2Shields is getting the better of this round so far. She looks like she has a slight reach advantage. Her energy is overwhelming the Russian, also...

Round 2There isn't much 'boxing' per se. The pair seem content to stand in front of each other and pick their shots.

End of Round 1It is 3-3 after the first round. A fair reflection.

Round 1Shields unleashes a decent combination, working well to the body.

Round 1These two girls are not as mobile as the fighters in the previous two bouts. Torlopova has found her range early on.

5.24pmShields hails from Flint, Michigan. Birthplace of Michael Moore and, er... Andre Dirrell.

5.23pmAnyway, back to the action! Here comes the 17-year-old Claressa Shields and her Russian adversary Nadezda Torlopova.

5.22pmIt is also another gold medal for the Peoples Republic of Yorkshire. They breed them different there, they do...

5.18pmKeep this in your memory bank for pub quizzes of the future: Nicola Adams is the first female gold medallist in the sport of boxing.


5.15pmShe will obviously will be disappointed, but looks delighted with Olympic silver.

5.14pmThe silver medallist is, of course, China's Ren Cancan. She is a great fighter, but came up short against an inspired Nicola Adams today.

5.13pmWell done to the bronze medallists in the flyweight division - Mary Kom of India and the United States' Marlen Esparza.

5.11pmBefore the final bout of the day, Nicola Adams will receive her gold medal.

5.09pmThe Irish contingent are in full voice!

DecisionTAYLOR WINS 10-8!

End of Round 4It's over! Surely Taylor has won gold!

Round 4The Russian gets through with one to the body.

Round 4Ochigava needs to do more here. She is behind and is not winning this round.

Round 4Taylor catches the Russian with a great left. She stumbles slightly but remains on her feet.

Round 4Ochigava launches forward but Taylor slips her with ease.

Round 4Ochigava steps in but walks onto a stiff shot from Taylor.

End of Round 3At the end of that round Taylor has turned it around! She takes a 7-5 to rapturous Irish applause!

Round 3Taylor looks to have arrived in this contest now. She is looking more like herself now. That second round scoreline might have just shocked her a bit.

Round 3Taylor gets the better of another exchange, ending with a left hook.

Round 3She wound that one up and delivered it with interest!

Round 3Taylor lands with a fantastic right hand!

End of Round 2Ochigava has gone ahead 4-3 at the halfway stage.

Round 2Both look quite cautious until they explode into one another.

Round 2Ochigava hit home well as both came in to attack again!

Round 2The pair exchange but neither is really landing cleanly.

End of Round 1Taylor has been working nicely on the inside but as it stands, the scores are level at 2-2.

Round 1A bit more of a cuatious start to this one, but Taylor looks on her toes!

4.47pmSo Nicola Adams has done it! can Katie Taylor follow suit? Let's see!

4.22pmThe first gold medals of the boxing tournament are up for grabs today. Who will be the first female Olympic boxing champion? Well, we're about to find out!

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