RISING star Sian O’Toole struck gold on the international stage for the very first time on her debut for GB Boxing.
The 18-year-old Droitwich Amateur Boxing Academy product won the 57kg category at the International Silesian Women’s Tournament in Gliwice, Poland, after a points victory against Italian Giordana Sorrentino in the final.
In her semi-final bout, O’Toole silenced the home crowd with victory over a Polish fighter before she outboxed Sorrentino, who had eliminated the European champion en-route to the final.
Earlier this summer, the Droitwich youngster travelled to Bulgaria to represent England in the European Championships and this latest tournament success cements her position as the country’s number one at her weight category.
“Sian enjoyed an amazing week in Poland representing GB Boxing and getting paid for the privilege so coming away with the gold medal really was the icing on the cake,” said Jayson Doyle, her Droitwich Amateur Boxing Academy coach.
“She’s now spending alternative weeks training with GB Boxing in Sheffield and us ahead of next month’s selection camp for the World Championships in India in November.
“On her current form, I see no reason why Sian won’t be on the plane to India and on the podium when she gets there.”