Boxing middleweight

Savannah Marshall

Last Updated: 20/03/14 8:47am

Savannah Marshall: Won the 2012 World middleweight title and competed at the London Olympics

Savannah also won the the European Union gold medal as well as the World Combat Games title in 2013

Savannah is from Hartlepool and made her international debut in 2006

The aim for Savnnah is a medal at the 2016 Olympics in Rio

Before that, Savannah is working towards the 2014 Commonwealth Games

Before that, Savannah is working towards the 2014 Commonwealth Games

I am currently the reigning middleweight world champion and I also represented GB in the 2012 Olympic Games.

Fact File

  • DOB: 19/05/1991
    Event: Boxing, Middleweight
    Hometown: Hartlepool
    International Debut: 2006
  • 2008: Junior ABA champion
    2009: Senior ABA champion
    2010: World Championships silver
    2011: European Championships bronze
    2012: World Championships gold
    2013: European Union champion
    2013: World Combat Games champion

My main boxing gym, that I attend frequently, is Hartlepool Headland ABC, and my club coach is Tim Coulter.

"The scholarship will have a big impact on my life; just the thought of being involved with something like this is very exciting."

Savannah Marshall

Although I feel I am a shy person, I am very competitive and I hate losing. Sport has made me who I am today; it has given me goals in life and given me a lifestyle which I'm very grateful and thankful for.

After representing GB in the 2012 Olympic Games, and not medalling I was left disappointed that I didn't achieve my biggest dream in life.

This has left me motivated with the passion and drive to achieve a medal in the 2016 Olympic Games because I know what it feels like to fall at the last hurdle.

This has left me with a desire to never feel the disappointment as I did during that time.

A closer future goal for me is the 2014 Commonwealth Games.

The scholarship will have a big impact on my life; just the thought of being involved with something like this is very exciting.