Round up of the best tweets as Irish people all over the world celebrate Kellie Harrington's Olympic win 2 months ago

Round up of the best tweets as Irish people all over the world celebrate Kellie Harrington's Olympic win

From Dara Ó Briain to President Higgins - Irish people all over have been expressing their support for Harrington today.

People all across the country have been in awe of Kellie Harrington's Olympic win as Irish people from all over the world are celebrating the victory today.

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The Dubliner was facing reigning world champion, Beatriz Ferreira, in the women's lightweight final at Tokyo 2020 when she secured the gold for Ireland. The Brazilian had won her last 16 fights and had not lost a round at these Olympic games.

The fight was won unanimously at 10-9 to Harrington, who, after Michael Carruth and Katie Taylor, became only the third Irish boxer to win Olympic gold.

Following the event, Harrington said in an interview that the "whole country" was behind her, describing her win as "the stuff of dreams".

"There's been times in my career when people say the whole country is behind me. This time I really felt it," Harrington said following the event - and from what the internet has looked like today, it's hard not to agree with her.

If you missed out today, then here is a round up of the ten best tweets following the fight.

1: This very sleepy message of support from Irish comedian Dara Ó Briain.

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2: What a show of support.

3: Some kind words from President Higgins himself.

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4: This priceless reaction.

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5: Just when we thought she couldn't get any more incredible.

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6: What an incredible moment.

7: Magical indeed.

8: This photo that says it all.

9: We're not crying, we just have something in our eye.

10: We couldn't have said it better ourselves.

She is indeed.