Ireland celebrates as boxer Katie Taylor wins first Olympic gold
Ireland is celebrating its first gold medal at the London Olympics as boxer Katie Taylor beat Russia's Sofya Ochigava 10-8 in the women's lightweight boxing final.
The 26-year-old, from Bray in County Wicklow, was cheered on by thousands of excited Irish fans at the ExCeL Arena.
Many more gathered in her home town to watch the bout on big screens.
Irish President Michael D Higgins said Taylor had "lifted the spirits of a nation" after winning gold.
"She truly deserves this historic and hard earned victory; it is a just reward for her dedication and commitment over the years," he said.