ATHLETE PROFILE: HARRY GARSIDE

IMAGE: Harry Garside in training for GC2018

 

ATHLETE NAME: Harry Garside

BOXING NICKNAME: Haven’t got a boxing nickname but my nickname is Kangi after kangaroo 

MOST NOTABLE CHAMPIONSHIP WIN OR RECORD: 4x Australian champion 

STATE AFFILIATION: Victoria 

AGE: 20

WEIGHT CLASS: 60kg (lightweight)

AMATEUR RECORD (ROUGHLY IF YOU DON’T KNOW IT): Around 70 fights and about 14 loses

LOCAL GYM: Pure Boxing

TRAINER: Brian Levier

HOW DID YOU QUALIFY FOR THE TEAM - WHO DID YOU BEAT ? Had 3 fights first was against Tasmania (Damian Macral) second against Victoria (Jack Denahay) third and final against Tasmania again and 2014 Commonwealth Games rep (Nick Cooney)

YEARS EXPERIENCE AS A BOXER: started when I was 9 so 11 years old. 

WHO GOT YOU INTO BOXING AND WHY?: I got myself into it to impress my big brothers

 

ODD SPORTING FACT ABOUT YOU (OTHER SPORTING INTERESTS OR AWARDS?): Love running. Ran my own personal marathon in December of 2016

WHAT WOULD YOU BE DOING IF NOT BOXING: Probably doing what most of my friends that I grew up with are doing and living for the weekend 

WHAT’S MOST IMPORTANT TO YOU: Winning Gold at the commonwealth and Olympic Games and continue loving what I’m doing and having fun.

THE MOST MEMORABLE WIN YOU EVER HAD: Definitely my first Australian title. I heard many rumours going into that event that I was the easiest in the division and I went on to win it.

WHAT IS IT YOU WANT TO ACHIEVE IN THE SPORT: 2020 Olympic Gold be Australia’s first to win a gold medal.

FINISH THE SENTENCE: “If I win gold, I will… when I win gold, I will enjoy some lost time with loved ones and get straight back to work after that for Tokyo 2020.

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