17th December 2004

 

DAN ACHIEVES BOXING GOLD MEDAL

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A Psychology student from the University of Lincoln has won a gold medal in a major student boxing event.

 

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 UK in the European student games next year.

 

Dan has 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 Cyprus.

 

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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Matt Cross, Assistant Press Officer

(01522) 886625                                   mcross@lincoln.ac.uk

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