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Ireland’s Kellie Harrington has been forced to withdraw from next month's European Women's Championships in Spain because of a thumb injury.
The World Elite lightweight champion was forced to withdraw from the lightweight final at the European Games in Minsk in June due to an injury she sustained in the semi-final and it is this same injury which has now forced her withdrawal from the European Championships.
She had been due to meet Katie Taylor's Rio 2016 conqueror Mira Potkonen in the lightweight final in Minsk, but was forced to withdraw from the fight.
Confirming Harrington’s withdrawal, Bernard Dunne, high-performance director with the IABA, said that it was decided not to risk exacerbating the injury ahead of the World Championships in eastern Siberia in October where the Dubliner will defend her 60kg belt.