Newport's Sean Mcgoldrick will enter Glasgow 2014 as the
reigning champion after being awarded the gold medal from the Delhi
2010 Commonwealth Games.
Mcgoldrick lost to Manju Wanniarachchi of Sri Lanka in the final
and was initially awarded the silver medal but was promoted to gold
after his opponent failed a drugs test taken during the
competition. The then 18 year-old was retrospectively presented
with his gold medal by the CGF at a ceremony in Cardiff shortly
after the Games.
The former Duffryn Comprehensive School pupil was named BBC
Wales Junior Sportsman of the Year in 2010 and joined the GB Boxing
Development squad in the same year. He was promoted to the Podium
squad in April 2013.
Now 23, Sean enjoyed a successful debut season with the British
Lionhearts in 2012-13, boxing in all of the away fixtures and being
the team's most successful boxer on-the-road winning three of his
Mcgoldrick was the WABA Youth Champion in 2006 and again in 2009
before claiming a silver medal at the GB Championships in the same
McGoldrick represented Wales at the Commonwealth
Games in Glasgow, 2014, winning a bronze