AUSTRALIAN BOXER TAYLAH ROBERTSON WINS COMMONWEALTH GAMES BRONZE MEDAL DESPITE FAILING TO WIN A FIGHT - Soul 2 Soul Mates Blog

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4/13/2018

AUSTRALIAN BOXER TAYLAH ROBERTSON WINS COMMONWEALTH GAMES BRONZE MEDAL DESPITE FAILING TO WIN A FIGHT

AUSTRALIAN BOXER TAYLAH ROBERTSON WINS COMMONWEALTH GAMES BRONZE MEDAL DESPITE FAILING TO WIN A FIGHT
Nineteen-year-old Australian boxer Taylah Robertson will pick up a Commonwealth Games bronze medal despite failing to win a fight.
The 19-year-old was beaten on a split decision by England's Lisa Whiteside in their flyweight semi-final on Saturday, having received a bye in the quarter-finals.
A disconsolate Robertson said she would seek no solace in standing on the podium on Sunday. 'It doesn't feel satisfying,' she said. 'I thought I won the fight and I didn't come here for the bronze.'
Only seven athletes entered the women's 51kg competition, a consequence of the decision to split the women's lower classes and also include a lower light-flyweight category for the first time.
Robertson joins a growing list of Commonwealth Games boxing anomalies.




In Glasgow four years ago, Taoriba Biniati of Kiribati competed in the women's lightweight division despite having never previously had a competitive fight.
Whiteside was full of praise for her opponent, saying: 'She's come in and boxed well against me, ranked much higher in the world, and she can say she deserves that medal.
'She's a lovely girl and as it happens I've been getting my hair done in the athletes' village for the last two days sitting next to her. She said she didn't want the bye. She's a lovely girl and I wish her all the best.'

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