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A DECADE ON TEAM GREAT BRITAIN

This November marks Rob McCracken’s 10th year at the helm of the British Olympic team. He speaks to Boxing News about his ten years as GB Boxing performance director
TOP TRAINER: McCracken watches carefully in Sheffield
Photos: ACTION IMAGES/JASON CAIRNDUFF

SINCE November 2009 Rob McCracken has led the GB Boxing programme. In that time famously Anthony Joshua, Luke Campbell and Nicola Adams have won four Olympic gold medals between them. Britons won eight medals in total in the last two Olympic boxing tournaments (as many medals as the UK won in Olympic Games since 1980 combined). Historically it has also been notoriously hard to medal at major tournaments, that is the World and European championships as well as the Olympics. But over the last 10 years GB boxers have won a remarkable 81 medals from 25 majors, an unprecedented run of success.

Has your time at GB gone quickly?

It’s gone fast but it’s been really enjoyable. Some really positive people and superb achievements from the boxers so it’s been a really good 10 years.

When you became a trainer did you imagine you’d become the GB performance director?

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