PICTURE: Chloe Black wins silver at Muay Thai Youth World Championships in Turkey


Darren Hassett


Darren Hassett



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Well done Chloe! (Photo: Janet Johnston Prev Flavell)

Carlow's Chloe Black won silver at the Muay Thai Youth World Championships in Turkey over the weekend. 

Chloe comfortably got past her opponent in the semi-finals and took second place in the finals after a hard fought contest.

An obscure boxing rule left Chloe devastated when she was not allowed to fight in the boxing National Finals in Ireland recently after a complaint was made about her.

Chloe had travelled to the National Stadium in Dublin and had completed the weigh-in, only to be told right before her fight that she was disqualified because she also takes part in Muay Thai.

The 13-year-old was not allowed to box on the basis of an Irish Athletic Boxing Association rule which disallows competitors to be involved in any other individual, physical, contact sport.

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