Australia’s Skye Nicolson has clinched a fairytale gold medal in the women’s 57kg boxing division, winning by split decision against Northern Ireland’s Michaela Walsh.
Nicolson came out defensively throughout the round, with Walsh visibly in tears after the fight after the referees awarded the fight the Australian’s way.
But for Nicolson, who comes from a family rich with boxing heritage, it was a moment of destiny as she won gold in memory of her two late brothers, who died before she was born.
“All the lows in my boxing career until now was all for this moment. I can’t even explain how I’m feeling right now,” Nicolson said.