March 18, 2015
March 18, 2015
Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games (YOG) kitting out day. Sheraton Heathrow Hotel. London. UK. 10/08/2014. MANDATORY Credit Garry Bowden/SIPPA/BOA - NO UNAUTHORISED USE - 07837 394578

Peter McGrail. Boxing. THIS PHOTO IS FREE FOR EDITORIAL USE. Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games (YOG) kitting out day. Sheraton Heathrow Hotel. London. UK. 10/08/2014. MANDATORY Credit Garry Bowden/SIPPA/BOA - NO UNAUTHORISED USE - 07837 394578

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PETER MCGRAIL took first place on the podium after three strong wins at the 34th edition of the annual international Gee Bee Tournament in Finland last weekend.
The Liverpudlian beat the experienced Finnish boxer Matti Koota in the quarter finals to set up a semi final against Kurt Walker of Ireland. He was awarded the boxer of the tournament trophy after defeating Russian Nazir Balaev in his 56kg final.
Christian Mbwakongo had to settle for silver after losing out to Irishman Adam Nolan in the 69kg final, and there were bronze medals for Lisa Whiteside and Blane Hyland.
RESULTS:
Quarter finals
56kg Peter McGrail (GB Boxing) beat Matti Koota (Finland) 3:0
75kg Troy Williamson (GB Boxing) lost to Connor Coyle (Ireland) 2:1
81kg Lyndon Arthur (GB Boxing) lost to Matus Strnisko (Slovakia) 2:1
Semi finals
54kg Lisa Whiteside (GB Boxing) lost to Marjut Lausti (Finland) 2:1
52kg Blane Hyland (GB Boxing) lost to Azat Makhmetov (Kazakhstan) 3:0
56kg Peter McGrail (GB Boxing) beat Kurt Walker (Ireland) 2:1
69kg Christian Mbwakongo (GB Boxing) beat Sagadat Rakhmankulov (Kazakhstan) 2:1
Finals
56kg Peter McGrail (GB Boxing) beat Nazir Balaev (Russia) 3:0
69kg Christian Mbwakongo (GB Boxing) lost to Adam Nolan (Ireland) 3:0