Katie Taylor has secured her place in the Rio Olympic Games 5 years ago

Katie Taylor has secured her place in the Rio Olympic Games

Katie Taylor has officially qualified for the 2016 Olympic Games.

The Dublin fighter will have to defend her Olympic title this Summer as she is set for Rio, Brazil.

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In Astana, Kazakhstan today, the lightweight boxer beat Mexico's Victoria Torres to secure her place in the semi-finals of the Women’s World Boxing Championships.

The London 2012 gold medallist is now guaranteed at least a bronze medal in the Championships, and it ensures that she will take one of the four Olympic places that are up for grabs this week.

BAKU, AZERBAIJAN - JUNE 27: Katie Taylor of Ireland poses on the medal podium following her victory over Estelle Mossely of France in the Women's Boxing Lightweight (57-60kg) Final during day fifteen of the Baku 2015 European Games at Crystal Hall on June 27, 2015 in Baku, Azerbaijan. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images for BEGOC)The Bray woman tweeted about her gratitude to her fans and supporters after her 3:0 win.

Katie is set to play Alekseevna in Thursday afternoon’s semi-finals and we can't wait.

Lead image via Twitter
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