Dearne Valley College student Anthony Joshua claims Team GB's 29th gold of London 2012
12 August 2012
Dearne Valley College student Anthony Joshua has claimed Great Britain's 29th gold medal of the London 2012 Olympic Games in the men's boxing super heavyweight final.
The 22-year-old, a former world amatuer championship silver medallist, defeated Italy's Roberto Cammarelle on Sunday in front of an electric British crowd at the ExCeL Arena.
Joshua, who has secured Team GB's third medal in the sport in the space of a week, told the BBC immediately after his fight: "Once again, there are no easy fights in these Olympics. I have pulled it out of the bag and my heart is pumping with adrenaline. The third round is always a good round for me. Again and again, the crowd have come out.
"Sunday is a holy day and I have been blessed. I want to gain more experience and keep on pushing. I am still an amateur. That medal represents my journey and the support from my team. It is much more than a gold medal, it is a life experience. It is not just me, it is my fallen soldiers and the ones who have made it."
By Stuart Appleby
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