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Aoife O'Rourke makes final at Strandja tournament

Feb 10, 2024 19:12 By Dave Hooper
Aoife O'Rourke makes final at Strandja tournament
9 June 2023; Aoife O'Rourke during a Team Ireland Boxing squad announcement in advance of the 2023 European Games Photo by David Fitzgerald/Sportsfile
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O'Rourke beat World and Olympic medalist Qian Li of China

O’Rourke booked a place in the final of the Strandja Memorial tournament in Bulgaria with an impressive win over Qian Li of China.

The Castlerea boxer her Tokyo Olympics defeat with a stunning victory on Saturday afternoon.

The 26-year-old got the nod from four of the judges over the double Olympic and triple World medallist Li. Indeed O'Rourke booked a place in the 75kg final.

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Whereas, the judges scoring the bout 30-27, 30-27, 28-29, 29-28, 30-27 in O’Rourke’s favour. The Castlerea boxer fights for gold on Sunday.

Aoife last competed in the Strandja Memorial Tournament in 2022, taking gold.

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