Sandy Ryan will collect Team GB’s second boxing medal of the Games tomorrow after a 3-0 semi-final defeat to Russia’s AnastasiiaBeliakova this morning gave the 21-year-old fighter bronze.
Ryan, who was guaranteed a medal before the start of the bout, follows fellow Brit Qais Ashfaq in winning bronze – while Nicola Adams goes for gold in her flyweight final at 2pm BST today.
Ryan said: “It was a tough fight. I thought I could do it today but the right person won on the day. She’s a good fighter.
“I could have been a bit tidier today but I’ll come back stronger. I wasn’t nervous but more excited – every fight I’ve been excited and it’s a massive stage for me and a learning curve for a lot of the young guys from Great Britain.
“It’s been a massive week. My phone was going mad the other day I couldn’t reply to everyone but I just want to thank everyone who has supported me.
“Every fight is a learning curve and I’ve got a bronze but I wanted more than that. I’m happy but I came for the gold but it just wasn’t my day.
“I’m boxing at 64 [kg] which isn’t even my boxing weight and I’ve beaten some top girls so when I come down to 60 [kg], I’ll be a lot better.”