Irish Olympic siblings win gold for Northern Ireland at 2022 Commonwealth Games as team completes six medals

Irish Olympians’ siblings Aidan and Michaela Walsh both won boxing gold medals for Northern Ireland earlier today.

The Northern Ireland team has won a total of five Commonwealth Games gold medals and one silver in the discipline to complete an impressive run.

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Aidan Walsh of Northern Ireland and his sister Michaela Walsh celebrate after winning gold medals at the NEC on day ten of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games
Team Northern Ireland Gold Medalist Dylan James Eagleson at the Men's Boxing Over 51kg - 54kg Medal Ceremony

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Team Northern Ireland Gold Medalist Dylan James Eagleson at the Men’s Boxing Over 51kg – 54kg Medal Ceremony

Michaela chose Nigeria’s Elizabeth Oshoba to take first place after an impressive performance in the final.

The Belfast native picked up a unanimous points victory on the cards to wipe out her defeats in the last two Commonwealth finals.

His brother Aidan also put in an impressive performance to win the gold comfortably beating Mozambican opponent Tiago Osorio Muxanga in the 71kg final.

He knocked the African to the canvas in the first lap as he cruised to claim the top spot on the podium.

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Elsewhere, Amy Broadhurst left the English Midlands with a gold medal as she added to her gold at the World Championships in Istanbul.

Broadhurst won the 60kg final against England’s Gemma Paige Richardson as she silenced the crowd in her hometown of Birmingham to win another gold medal at a major championship.

Dylan Eagleson also followed that up with another medal performance to win gold against Ghanaian Abraham Mensah.

He pocketed a silver medal in Yerevan last May at the European Championships.

Jude Gallagher added to the tally in the men’s 57kg division after Ghanaian opponent Joseph Commey was forced to withdraw through injury.

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Carly McNaul won a historic day in the women’s 50kg final but couldn’t claim gold as she lost to India’s Nikhat Zareen.

It will go down as a very successful game for Northern Ireland with a whopping six medal haul at the Birmingham Games.


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