McGoldrick loses controversial Commonwealth bout

SO NEAR: Sean McGoldrick

SO NEAR: Sean McGoldrick

First published in Commonwealth Games South Wales Argus: Photograph of the Author by

NEWPORT’S Sean McGoldrick just missed out on a gold medal to Sri Lanka’s Manju Wanniarachchi in controversial circumstances at the Commonwealth Games in Delhi this morning.

The 18-year-old Duffryn High School pupil, who fights out of the city’s St Joseph’s Boxing Club, put in a dogged performance and still claimed a silver medal.

The bantamweight led for most of the three-round contest but 30-year-old Wanniarachchi fought back and it ended 7-7.

Many onlookers felt McGoldrick should have been awarded points at the death and there was further disappointment when the Asian fighter was proclaimed the winner on countback.

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