Barnes wins bronze medal

August 19, 2008

Paddy was the first Irish boxer to qualify for the Beijing Olympics, winning his spot at the World Championships in Chicago in November. Aged 21, he boxes out of the renowned Holy Family Club in Belfast.

A truly feisty and artful boxer, he is the surprise package of the Irish team and could go all the way in Beijing depending on the draw. He is also a good bet for the London 2012 Olympic Games.

Date of Birth: 9th April 1987

Place of Birth: Belfast

Personal Details: Wt. 48

Event: Light Flyweight

Club: Holy Family Club

Competitive Results:
5th Place, World Championship, 2007
1st Place, Commonwealth Championship, 2007
1st Place, National Championship 2007, 2008

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