Published: 02/09/2017 06:00 - Updated: 01/09/2017 12:12

Megan's Golden bid takes her to Poland

Australia’s Gold Coast – the venue for the next Commonwealth Games – could be within striking distance for Moray’s punching ‘Princess’ Megan Gordon.

Megan Gordon with her Youth Commonwealth Games bronze medal. Photo: Daniel Forsyth
Megan Gordon with her Youth Commonwealth Games bronze medal. Photo: Daniel Forsyth

Elgin Boxing Club’s only female fighter will again represent Scotland next week at an international all-female competition in Poland.

The event is part of the qualification process for next year’s Commonwealth Games, and Gordon plans to boost her chances of going Down Under by winning in Eastern Europe.

She became the first girl to box for Scotland at a Commonwealth competition when she won bronze at this summer’s Youth Commonwealth Games in the Bahamas.

Earning the only female boxing slot in Team Scotland’s squad for the elite Games in Australia would be an incredible achievement for the Rothes teenager, who doesn’t turn 18 until next month.

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She faces stiff competition for the solitary place but is determined to give it her best shot.

“Being part of the team in the Bahamas and getting such great support has been great,” she said. “It made me imagine what going to the actual Commonwealth Games would be like.

“I’ve just got to make sure I’m always at the top of my game and impressing more than the other female boxers to have a chance.”

Gordon won’t move up from youth level to senior until January 1 next year, and then she faces the prospect of taking on adult fighters with much more experience.

Next week’s Poland trip is her ninth appearance for Scotland.

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