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Tough Girl - Lucy O’Conner - Lieutenant in the Royal Navy, Boxer & Boxing Coach

Tough Girl - Lucy O’Conner - Lieutenant in the Royal Navy, Boxer & Boxing Coach

Shownotes Lucy introduces herself and why she decided to join the Royal Navy as a Warfare Officer  Her first introduction to boxing and why she loved it from the start Being the only female boxer on board and training with the guys Why women’s boxing was banned and she wasn’t allowed to compete at the Navy Championships Having the ban on women boxing being over-turned and her first fight for the Women’s National Finals Handling the negativity that comes from being a female boxer Remembering back to her first time of getting into the ring to fight Why the nerves disappear as soon as the bell goes Fighting at the The National Championships and what she learnt from losing How failure has helped her in her career Understanding more about weight categories and why it does matter Getting female boxers into the olympics and how it happened in London 2012 Having to retire from the GB Squad and why the Olympics was bitter sweet  Deciding on which weight category to go for and how she made the

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