Lynsey Holdaway /

Lynsey Holdaway

Date of Birth

10 January 1985

Sport

Boxing

From

Merthyr Tydfil

Biography

Lynsey Holdaway made her boxing debut in 2006 after growing up running in cross country races for Wales and playing netball, hockey, football and cricket.

Gaining a wealth of experience from boxing across Europe, Merthyr Tydfil's Lynsey firmly made her mark in 2011 by scooping the silver medal at the European Championships in Rotterdam.

The 26 year-old reached the quarter finals of the Women's World Championships  2010 in Barbados, stepping up from her regular 46kg division to the unfamiliar 51kg class.

Later that year Lynsey fought her way to the final of the GB Amateur Boxing Championship, at Liverpool's Echo Arena, with victory over Ruth Raper but lost out in the title decider to GB Podium Squad member, and double World silver medallist, Nicola Adams.

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