People absolutely loved the Katie Taylor documentary and here's why
RTÉ aired Katie last night and the reaction has been immense since.
As one person aptly noted, there is a lot of people across the country with bags under their eyes today and it's all Katie Taylor's fault.
Yes, the eponymous documentary was shown last night on RTÉ One at 10:15pm and people couldn't switch it off.
The film follows Bray born Taylor on her quest to become one of the best and most respected Irish athletes as she breaks into the competitive world of professional boxing.
It follows the highs and lows of Katie's career, including her stunning Olympic gold medal win at London 2012 followed by the shock events that followed in Rio four years later.
The intimate documentary even shows the limitations Katie faced as a girl when she first entered the world of boxing. Few people know that Taylor had to pretend to be a boy as a young boxer because girls weren't allowed to box in Ireland at the time. Taylor also had to bang down the door of the Olympics to get female boxing into London 2012, where she famously won the gold medal.
While people loved the documentary for many reasons, three kept reoccurring on Twitter. Namely, her sense of integrity, her resilience and how she pulled herself up after Rio and the fact that Katie is such a good role model for young women.
— Siobhan Bermingham (@reddevilsrule) January 15, 2019
I absolutely loved #Katie. Really intimate and insightful portrayal of Katie Taylor's struggles and successes. It's not that I didn't admire her before now, but now I'm in complete awe. What a strong character. She's an amazing role model.
— Niamh (@niamhlovesbooks) January 15, 2019
No flashy cars,
No tacky mansion,
No tailored suits,
No bloated ego,
Just pure class.#Katie
— Pauline Murphy (@RealPMurphy) January 15, 2019
Watching @KatieTaylor’s doc on rte. What an inspirational woman, so honest and driven. From my time in Bray I saw how positive her influence was on the kids from her area. She showed them the power of hard work and perseverance #Katie
— Holly McAndrew (@HollyMcAndrew2) January 15, 2019
Watching the moment after @KatieTaylor got knocked out of Rio: my heart broke for her then, it has again tonight watching it back. But she has proven herself since, maintained her integrity and is very much still Irelands finest female athlete. A legend. #Katie #20x20
— Ruth McDonagh (@RuthMcDonagh) January 15, 2019
20x20 is an ambitious two-year long initiative to better promote and champion women in sport.
With the tagline of "if she can't see it, she can't be it," the 20x20 movement has three targets to reach by 2020:
- 20 percent more media coverage of women in sport
- 20 percent more female participation
- 20 percent more attendance at women’s competitions and events
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