Aidan Walsh

IRISH BOXER

2018 COMMONWEALTH GAMES SILVER MEDAL & 2020 OLYMPIC GAMES BRONZE MEDAL

Aidan Walsh hails from Belfast and trains at Monkstown Boxing Club in Newtownabbey. In 2015, he won gold at light welterweight at the Commonwealth Youth Games.

At welterweight, he won silver at the 2018 Commonwealth Games. Aidan sister Michaela is also a champion Irish amateur boxer.

Both Aidan and Michaela secured qualification to be the first brother/sister combo to box in an Olympic Games at Tokyo 2020 were Aidan secured a bronze medal in the men’s Welterweight competition.

2022 will be another big year of competition for Aidan with the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham and the European Boxing Championships.

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Ireland’s Aidan Walsh presented with Olympic bronze medal
Ireland’s Aidan Walsh has been presented with his bronze medal at the 2020 Olympic Games. The Belfast boxer was forced to withdraw from his welterweight semi-final bout at the weekend due to injury. Walsh had been due to take on Pat McCormack of Great Britain on Sunday for a place in the final, though failed to recover from an ankle injury sustained in his quarter-final win over Mervin Clair on Friday. The 24-year-old appeared to sustain the injury while celebrating his victory in the ring. Walsh made it to the presentation on crutches today, telling RTÉ Sport it was fractured. While visibly disappointed at times, Walsh was all smiles for what was surely a bittersweet, though unforgettable, moment.
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‘She Deserves It As Much As I Do’: Aidan Walsh On Michaela’s Influence On Bronze Medal Win
Aidan Walsh took a bittersweet bronze medal home from Tokyo 2020 this morning, but the first person he praised in his interview was his sister Michaela. Walsh took home a bronze medal from the welterweight division at the Olympics, but an ankle injury sustained in the aftermath of his quarter-final prevented him from chasing further silverware. Michaela was knocked out in the opening round of the women’s featherweight division, but the scenes of her cheering on her brother from the stands became an endearing image of Tokyo 2020.
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Mother of west Belfast boxer Aidan Walsh delighted after he fights his way to Olympic medal
The mother of a west Belfast boxer who has fought his way to at least a bronze medal for Team Ireland at the Toyko Olympics has spoken of her pride in the 24-year-old. Martine Walsh was speaking hours after her son, Aidan, won his welterweight quarter-final bout against Merven Clair of Mauritius in the early hours of this morning. The boxer, who trains at Monkstown Boxing Club, has now guaranteed himself at least a bronze medal for Team Ireland but could progress further.
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‘I’d cut the medal in half and give her half’ – Aidan Walsh on sister Michaela, as he claims first Olympic boxing medal since 2012
Aidan Walsh has secured Ireland’s first Olympic medal in boxing since the London Olympics in 2012. The Belfast welterweight comfortably outpointed Merven Clair from Mauritius in their quarter-final bout at the Kokugikan Areana in Tokyo. He now meets the number one seed Pat McCormack from Britain in the semi-final on Sunday where he will have a chance to upgrade to silver. As he did in his last 16 contest, Walsh stood off his opponent and caught him on the counter punch when he ventured forward.
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Aidan Walsh // Ireland’s bronze medalist LIVE from Tokyo

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Aidan Walsh // Family overjoyed as Aidan Walsh secures Olympic medal

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Aidan Walsh // Boxing inspiration and being each other’s role models

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