Amateur | Issue | Premium | Jul 18 2019

Kurt Walker: ‘It was unbelievable. It was my major breakthrough’

Irish bantamweight Kurt Walker is delighted with his triumph at Minsk 2019
Kurt Walker
Action Images/REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko

How pleased were you to win gold at the European Games?

I was over the moon. I was buzzing. It’s worn off a bit now but it was a good feeling.

It was unbelievable just because it was my major breakthrough. Even though I had been winning medals, to be on top of the podium for the first time, at such an important time as well.