Minister Ring congratulates Katie Taylor on achieving Gold in Women's AIBA World Championship in China

Minister of State for Tourism and Sport Michael Ring TD this morning expressed his congratulations to Irish boxer Katie Taylor following her Gold Medal win and fourth world title at the World AIBA World Women's Championship in Quinhunangdao, China.
Speaking this morning, Minister Ring said: “Katie’s quest for a fourth world title has been supremely successful. Not only has she achieved a Gold Medal, she has now proved herself the best in the world four times over.  Even more impressively, she has achieved her personal dream, and will go on to represent Ireland in the London Olympics 2012.”
Minister Ring concluded: “Katie has shown how dedication, tenacity, commitment and determination can achieve world titles and gold medals. She is a great role model for her sport, and I hope her fantastic achievement will encourage other women to take up her sport.  She is a superb ambassador for Women’s Boxing in Ireland and I congratulate her on her Gold Medal. We are tremendously proud that she will be flying the flag for Women's Boxing in Ireland in the London Olympics 2012."
Issued by:
Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport Press Office. Caroline Ryan (086) 8915570.

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