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European Video games: British boxer Scrumptious Orie clinches Paris Olympics place


Delicious Orie with his medal after winning Commonwealth Games gold for England on home soil in Birmingham last year
Nice Britain’s Scrumptious Orie gained Commonwealth Video games gold for England on residence soil in Birmingham final 12 months

British boxer Scrumptious Orie has sealed a Paris 2024 Olympics spot with a unanimous semi-final win on day 10 of the 2023 European Video games in Poland.

Orie, 26, outclassed Bulgaria’s Yordan Hernandez Morejon in all three rounds to achieve the super-heavyweight last.

The Commonwealth Video games gold medallist will face Azerbaijan’s Mahammad Abdullayev for the gold medal.

Crew GB’s Kiaran MacDonald, Rosie Eccles and Charley Davison additionally gained bronze medals within the ring.

“Each single day I get up within the morning earlier than I’m going out on my runs and I feel to myself ‘I’ll be an Olympian’,” Orie stated.

“At the moment’s the day so I am comfortable.

“Once I’m chatting with my mum and pa and we’re simply speaking about regular issues, it is behind my head – I’ve obtained to qualify for the Olympics.

“It is a dream I’ve all the time had however now I’ve obtained it after working so exhausting. It is a day I’ll by no means ever neglect.”

MacDonald, Eccles and Davison all secured bronze regardless of shedding their respective semi-finals.

Elsewhere, Adam Burgess, James Kettle and Ryan Westley claimed the primary British canoeing medal of those Video games with bronze within the males’s crew occasion, earlier than the ladies’s crew of Mallory Franklin, Sophie Ogilvie and Kimberley Woods went one higher by successful silver.

Alexander Dunn and Adam Corridor took bronze within the badminton males’s doubles, however defeat of their semi-final denied them an all-British last with Ben Lane and Sean Vendy, who saved their gold medal ambitions alive with victory of their semi-final.

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