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Michaela was my inspiration and now I want to go one better and claim gold, claims boxing star Aidan Walsh

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Common goal: Aidan Walsh would love to win gold at this summer’s Commonwealth Games. Credit: INPHO/Dan Sheridan

Common goal: Aidan Walsh would love to win gold at this summer’s Commonwealth Games. Credit: INPHO/Dan Sheridan

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Aidan Walsh celebrating after defeating Merven Clair of Mauritius at the 2020 Summer Olympics

Aidan Walsh celebrating after defeating Merven Clair of Mauritius at the 2020 Summer Olympics

Aidan Walsh celebrates winning a bronze medal at the Tokyo Olympics with his sister Michaela. Credit: INPHO/James Crombie

Aidan Walsh celebrates winning a bronze medal at the Tokyo Olympics with his sister Michaela. Credit: INPHO/James Crombie

Aidan Walsh with Regional Business Manager at GLL Jonathan Michael. Credit: Kelvin Boyes/Presseye

Aidan Walsh with Regional Business Manager at GLL Jonathan Michael. Credit: Kelvin Boyes/Presseye

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Common goal: Aidan Walsh would love to win gold at this summer’s Commonwealth Games. Credit: INPHO/Dan Sheridan

On August 2, 2014 Aidan Walsh was on a train in Glasgow bound for the SSE Hydro Arena to watch his sister Michaela box in the Commonwealth Games flyweight final against Olympic champion Nicola Adams.

I was taking the same journey. The pair of us got talking and Aidan, then just 17, was telling me about his desire to follow in Michaela’s footsteps and compete at the Commonwealth Games and one day go to the Olympics.


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