Posted: 26.07.21 at 12:48 by Alexander Greensmith
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.
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?
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Macclesfield Nub News congratulates Karriss on her achievement.
She has made our town proud.
You can watch highlights of her quarter-final here.
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