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

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Delicious Orie with his medal after winning Commonwealth Games gold for England on home soil in Birmingham last year
Nice Britain’s Scrumptious Orie received Commonwealth Video games gold for England on dwelling soil in Birmingham final yr

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.

Workforce GB’s Kiaran MacDonald, Rosie Eccles and Charley Davison additionally received 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 believe to myself ‘I’ll be an Olympian’,” Orie stated.

“Right now’s the day so I am completely happy.

“After I’m chatting with my mum and pop and we’re simply speaking about regular issues, it is in the back of 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 overlook.”

MacDonald, Eccles and Davison all secured bronze regardless of dropping 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 profitable 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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