Katie Taylor is part of the Irish Olympic Boxing team, and the four time World Champion is leading the way in the fight for medals at London 2012.
The Irish Boxing team has already come together for intense training session in preparation for the Games. The pressure is on for them, particularly for Katie, who has been leading the way in her category. The team’s head coach, Billy Walsh knows this better than others:
But even in the face of such pressure, Katie remains determined and is thriving on the opportunity a head of her:
For Katie, there is more to the Summer Games then a medal hunt. As the world number one, she will be leading the way in the return of women’s boxing to the Olympics in over 100 years. Not since the 1904 Games in St. Louis have women battled it out in the boxing ring at the Olympics.
This is an exciting time for the entire team and we wish them luck in the coming weeks.