Macclesfield medal hopeful through to last 8 in Olympic Women's Featherweight Boxing

  Posted: 26.07.21 at 12:48 by Alexander Greensmith

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A Macclesfield Olympian is one step closer to a medal, after winning in her women's boxing round of 16 fight.

Team GB's Karriss Artingstall is through to the Quarter-Finals in the women's featherweight 54-57kg boxing.

It is after she defeated Jucielen Romeu of Brazil 5-0, in her Round of 16 tie 11:39am this morning.

"This is fairly bread and butter stuff for Artingstall," said commentary of the BBC.

It followed another 5-0 defeat in the Round of 32, where she saw off Botswanan Keamogetse Sadie Kenosi.

The Macclesfield boxer will take on Australian Skye Nicolson at 9am BST on Wednesday, for a place in the semi-finals.

The bracket shows Karriss just needs to win three more times to be in contention for a bronze, silver or gold. Good luck Karriss! (Image - Wikipedia)

Unlike Artingstall, the Aussie lost a round in her Round of 16 victory, which may give our town's athlete the edge for their quarter-final meeting.

A place for the Semi-Finals is up for grabs, where they will play the winner of Quarter-Final 4.

If Karriss wins again, she will face will either be Maria Nechita of Romania and Sena Irie of Japan, with the latter playing in her home country.

Are you watching Karriss' fight on Wednesday morning?

Will you be starting work a little later?

Pictured is the next opponent of the Macclesfield boxer - Skye Nicolson. Skye beat South Korean fighter Im Ae-ji four bouts to one. She'll fight the Macc athlete on Wednesday. (Image - @skyebnic)

Show her your support on her social media.

Karriss is on Twitter and Instagram.

Macclesfield Nub News congratulates Karriss on her achievement.

She has made our town proud.

Click here to read more about Karriss and other Olympians from our town, including another who is in action on Monday.

Karriss (pictured) will next fight 25-year-old Aussie Skye Nicolson at 9am BST (5pm JST) on Wednesday. (Image - @karriss_imogen)

You can watch highlights of her quarter-final here.

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