Magnificent seven guarantee medals for Team GB at European Games

By 27th June 2019News

Boxers from the GB Boxing squad have secured seven medals for Team GB at the European Games in Minsk following a series of superb displays in yesterday’s (26 June 2019) quarter-finals.

All seven will compete in Friday’s semi-finals when they will have the opportunity to upgrade their medal to a silver or gold.

The day started off in perfect fashion with three unanimous victories on the bounce for Galal Yafai, Pat McCormack and Peter McGrail.

The evening session opened with another win as Lauren Price unanimously defeated Aiofe O’Rourke of Ireland in the women’s middleweight category.

Luke McCormack and Ben Whittaker both faced tough quarter-finals bouts but the pair did enough to edge split decisions and book a place in Friday’s semi-finals.

The only disappointment on an outstanding day for GB Boxing came in the lightweight contest where Calum French was agonisingly edged out by Armenia’s Karen Tonakanyayan on a 3:2 split decision.

The six Team GB victors will be joined in the semi-finals by heavyweight Cheavon Clarke, who guaranteed himself at least a bronze medal with a win over Holland’s Peter Mullenberg on Tuesday (25 June 2019).

The full list of results from Wednesday’s contests is:

 Afternoon Session – Quarter Finals

52kg – Galal Yafai v Dyntro Zamotayev UKR – Galal WON via unanimous decision

56kg – Peter McGrail v Krenar Zeneli ALB – Peter WON via unanimous decision

69kg – Pat McCormack v Hugo Micallef MON – Pat WON via unanimous decision

 Evening Session – Quarter Finals

W75kg – Lauren Price v Aiofe O’Rourke IRL – Lauren WON via unanimous decision

60kg – Calum French v Karen Tonakanyayan ARM – Calum LOST via split decision (3:2)

64kg – Luke McCormack v Yaroslav Khartysyz UKR – Luke WON via split decision (3:1)

81kg – Ben Whittaker v  – Abu-Lubdeh Abdulrahman GER – Ben WON via split decision (4:1)

Results and updates on the progress of the team at the European Games will be posted at www.gbboxing.org.uk and on the GB Boxing twitter feed @gbboxing.