A boxer from Hartlepool has booked her place in Great Britain's Olympic team for London 2012.
Savannah Marshall, a middleweight, defeated Russia's Nadezla Torlopova 18-10 in the World Championships in China today.
The victory also puts her through to Saturday's world final.
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