Tokyo Olympics: Team GB name strong team for Games this summer with 11 fighters led by Rob McCracken


Team GB name strong team for Tokyo Olympic Games this summer with 11 fighters led by Rob McCracken including gold medal contenders Pat McCormack, Lauren Price and Peter McGrail

Britain has selected arguably its strongest ever boxing team for the forthcoming Olympics in Tokyo.

It was confirmed on Wednesday that Rob McCracken will take a squad of 11 to Japan, led by a trio of gold medal contenders in Pat McCormack, Lauren Price and Peter McGrail. Price and McCormack are reigning European Games champions and won gold and silver respectively at the world championships in 2019.

There is also a place for youth Olympic champion Caroline Dubois, the sister of former British heavyweight champion Daniel Dubois. 

McGrail is also heading to Tokyo

McCormack is a reigning European Games champion

Pat McCormack (right) and Peter McGrail (left) head an 11-athlete team heading to Tokyo

It was confirmed on Wednesday that Rob McCracken will take a squad of 11 to Japan

It was confirmed on Wednesday that Rob McCracken will take a squad of 11 to Japan

Charley Davison will box at flyweight, and 2019 world bronze medallist Karriss Artingstall is in the featherweight division.

The men’s line-up is completed by Luke McCormack, the twin of Pat McCormack.

World bronze medallist Ben Whittaker, Galal Yafai, Cheavon Clarke and super-heavyweight Frazer Clarke, who lost out on selection to Anthony Joshua and Joe Joyce in successive Games.

Lauren Price completes the trio of gold medal contenders having won gold at the 2019 world championships

Lauren Price completes the trio of gold medal contenders having won gold at the 2019 world championships

There is also a place for youth Olympic champion Caroline Dubois, the sister of Daniel Dubois

There is also a place for youth Olympic champion Caroline Dubois, the sister of Daniel Dubois

There is a quiet optimism that with favourable draws GB Boxing could at least match the five-medal haul they achieved at London 2012. 

McCracken said: ‘The last 12 months have been very challenging for us all but the coaches and support staff have done a great job of preparing the team and the boxers have delivered when it matters most.

‘This is a very talented group with quite a lot of experience and provided they continue to prepare well, work hard and listen to the coaches they have every chance of being successful at the Olympic Games.’

Davison will compete in Tokyo

Artingstall will also be at the Games

Charley Davison (left) will box at flyweight, and 2019 world bronze medallist Karriss Artingstall is in the featherweight division

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