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Karriss Artingstall: Sheffield featherweights to the quarter-finals UK News

The 26-year-old, who lives with teammate Lauren Price and trains at the English Institute of Sport, beat Brazilian Jucielen Romeu by unanimous points decision on Monday.

She will face Australia’s Skye Nicolson in the final eight on Wednesday.

British flyweight Galal Yafai also advanced to the knockout stages on Monday after a third round stoppage against Romania’s Koryun Soghomonyan.

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Jucielen Romeu (R) of Brazil trades punches with Karriss Artingstall of Great Britain during the Women’s Feather (54-57kg).

The 28-year-old, who is the brother of former world champion Kal and former European title holder Gamal, is the fifth Team GB boxer to advance from the last 32 in Japan.

It comes as Luke McCormack, Charley Davison and Benjamin Whittaker all picked up victories in their respective preliminary rounds on Sunday.

Meanwhile, Sheffield’s Chloe Birch and her partner Lauren Smith were eliminated from the women’s doubles badminton tournament after a second loss in as many matches.

The 2021 European Championships silver medalists lost 2-0 to Indonesian duo Greysia Polii and Apriyani Rahayu on Monday morning after their 2-0 loss to Japan on Saturday.

Tokyo was the first Olympic Games for Birch, 25.

Chesterfield table tennis star Liam Pitchford was ‘gutted’ as his Olympic dream ended at the first hurdle.

The 28-year-old, who was eleventh seed in men’s singles, secured a direct pass to the third round where he lost a close encounter to eighteenth seed Darko Jorgic of Slovenia by four games together.

“I’m not too happy to be honest,” Pitchford said. “I had a lot of chances that I didn’t take, it’s frustrating because I felt I had played well, it was tight – I just didn’t take a chance.

“That’s what it is but I’m drained because I know I can play a lot better.”

Tom Pidcock of Leeds highlighted his status as Britain’s most exciting young rider on Monday as he claimed victory for gold in the men’s Olympic mountain bike race at Izu.

And Matty Lee, also of Leeds, won diving gold alongside Tom Daley in the men’s synchronized 10m platform.

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