Bookmark Website  | Free Registration  | The Team

Boxing Champions |  Boxing Schedule |  Boxing Video  |  Boxing History   |  Pound For Pound  | The Wire |  Audio  |  Arcade
McCracken Targets a Record Medal Haul at London Games - Boxing News
 
Follow BoxingScene
 
Advertisement
BoxingScene Archive
 Boxing Articles
 Boxing Interviews
 Breaking News
 Boxing Press Releases
 Boxing Results
 World Boxing News
Search BoxingScene

>>>Advanced Search<<<
                                                                                                                                                            ...............

 Last update:  6/11/2012       Read more by Boxing Clever         
   
McCracken Targets a Record Medal Haul at London Games
Mobile Version Share Click Here To Email   Search BoxingScene Database 

Great Britain performance director Rob McCracken is convinced his 10-strong London 2012 Olympic boxing team can achieve a medal haul to rank alongside the best in history.

Three British fighters won medals in Beijing four years ago while the best total at a modern Games remains the five secured in 1956 in Melbourne when both Terry Spinks and Dick McTaggart struck gold.

The team for 2012 - confirmed in Sheffield on Monday by Team GB Chef de Mission Andy Hunt - includes seven world medallists including one reigning world champion and two current European champions.

McCracken said: "This is as strong a team as you could wish to have heading into a home Games. It is the perfect blend of youth and experience and it has got everything going for it.

"The boxers have consistently won medals at major tournaments and reached every target we have given them. There is no reason why we cannot go to a tough London Olympics and win a lot of medals."

McCracken replaced his successful predecessor Terry Edwards as GB coaching chief in the wake of the Beijing success and oversaw a complete revamp of the programme including a radical restructuring of support staff.

McCracken added: "The staff have really flourished since they have been given the opportunity to get on with their jobs. It is testament to all their hard work that we are where we are heading into the Games.

"It is also exciting to have the women involved for the first time and to send three of them to the world championships and have all three return with medals and Olympic places is nothing short of phenomenal.

"There will have been at least two or three who saw Savannah (Marshall) win her world title and thought, 'that should have been me.' Now they have got the opportunity to make it happen on the biggest stage."

The full Great Britain boxing team compromises Andrew Selby, Luke Campbell, Josh Taylor, Thomas Stalker, Fred Evans, Anthony Ogogo, Anthony Joshua, Nicola Adams, Natasha Jonas and world champion Marshall.

Tags: Amateur Boxing



 User Comments and Feedback (must register to comment)

Post A Comment/View More User Comments (0) 

   
 Top Headlines
 Advertisement
 
 MMA Headlines
 
 Related Articles
  Jhonny Gonzalez Eyes March Retu...
  AIBA May Need To Resolve The BI...
  Vargas: I Have What it Takes To...
  Mayweather: God First, But I'm ...
  Juan Manuel Marquez Admits Knee...
  Wanheng Menayothin To Defend WB...
  Duran Gives Canelo The Edge in ...
  Cotto Waiting on Word From Cane...
  Andy Lee, Saunders Have Until 1...
  Omar Narvaez Fully Focused on T...

 Latest Active Forum Threads
Latest Active Threads
 Advertisement

 


Advertisement



Privacy Policy - Submit News - Feedback - Site Map - Advertise with Us

Copyright 2003-2014 BoxingScene LLC. All rights reserved.