17th December 2004
DAN ACHIEVES BOXING GOLD MEDAL
Psychology student from the
Daniel Slaney (19) from Harworth in
Doncaster won the British Universities Sports Association’s (BUSA) Boxing
Championships at Bonar Hall in Dundee, on Saturday 11th December,
and has since been short-listed by BUSA to represent the
been a keen boxer since he first picked up a pair of boxing gloves around 13
years ago. He has competed competitively for nine years, has previously won the
Yorkshire and Humberside championships and has competed in all of the home
nations and in
Dan fought in the heavy weight category and fought two opponents in his competition to win the gold medal.
Around 209 entrants from top universities and across varied weight categories of the event competed in open and novice class competitions, with the event forming the first tournament of which female students were permitted to compete.
“It was a great result to leave with a gold medal,” said Dan. “My win is thanks to support from my coaches Steve Slaney and Mick Joyce, and also to the university’s Athletic Union.”
Phil Bell, AU and Societies President said: “Danny’s success has not only helped to promote the university’s Athletic Union, but has also formed a springboard for the establishment of our own boxing society at the university.
“We are obviously very pleased with his achievements and wish him the very best of luck for future competitions.”
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