A 16-year-old world champion boxer from Croxley Green has added another win to her belt, securing a bronze title at the European Championships in Turkey.
Ellie Harber was selected to represent Great Britain, along with 15 other talented UK athletes to travel to Istanbul for the prestigious European Championships. The event took place between February 7 and February 20, where 300 athletes battled it out to be the best of Europe.
Ellie had a strong category, the 57kg to 60kg category for under 18 years females. She faced a tough Belarusian but managed to win all three two-minute rounds on points.
In her semi-final Ellie faced an experienced tough Belgium fighter. Both fighters traded kicks and punches. The Belgian fighter was more experienced and dominated the clinch earning the win and going on to win the Gold.
Ellie said: “I was proud to be selected again for the GB team, especially as I was one of the youngest in my category. The competition was fierce, and you have good days and bad, so I am pleased I got a bronze but next time I want gold!
“I am proud of my achievements, and it is down to my coaches, my family and hard work. I’d like to thank my coaches and the UKMF team providing this opportunity to represent the Great Britain team.”
Ellie balances her intense training regime with studying for her GCSE’s at Rickmansworth School.
Lyndon Knowles, Ellie’s coach at The Knowsley Academy, said: “We are proud of Ellie adding the bronze to her Gold and look forward to working with her to add more medals and titles to her haul this year.”
Ellie is looking for further sponsorship to support her travel and training, if you would like to support a local athlete contact Emma Isichei on email@example.com.