Commonwealth Games: Australian boxer Taylah Robertson takes a medal without throwing a punch

  • 05/04/2018

Queensland boxer Taylah Robertson has claimed Australia's first medal of the Commonwealth Games before even stepping into the ring.

The 19-year-old scored a bye in Tuesday night's draw, propelling her into the semi-finals of the seven-strong 51kg division.

Win or lose, Robertson will take home the bronze but faces a long and anxious wait before her first bout on April 13.

"We would have preferred Taylah not to get the bye, to be honest with you," national team coach Kevin Smith told AAP.

"She's done all this training and she's prepared and ready to box anyone.

"We're not calling her the bronze medallist. She's our first medallist and we're hoping that it will be a gold medal."

The boxing competition starts on the Gold Coast on Thursday.