Bristol's Adelaide Baker in national boxing title triumph
Adelaide Baker became the first Bristolian to win a national schools female boxing title in the Midlands this week.
The 15-year-old Mangotsfield School pupil out-pointed Coventry's Lauren Hall in a thrilling final in Cannock, Staffordshire.
And victory was even more satisfying, given that Adelaide had tried and failed to lift the title on two previous occasions.
Bristol Academy boxing coach Craig Turner, who trains Adelaide at the Downend Club in Bristol, revealed: "It was a case of third-time lucky.
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"She reached the semi-final two years ago, made it to the final and lost last year and finally got herself over the finish line at the third time of asking.
"This is the first time I've managed to train a national champion after a few near misses and we are chuffed to bits.
"Adelaide first joined us at Downend when she was 12 and has shown what can be achieved by sheer hard work."
Adelaide is currently studying for GCSE exams, but plans to join the Amateur Boxing Association excellence scheme at South Gloucestershire College next year.
She won the first round against Hall, lost the second and then staged a magnificent effort in the third and final session to finish a clear winner.