Watford-born Finchley ABC star Anthony Joshua takes gold at London 2012 Olympic Games

Anthony Joshua picked up Team GB’s third boxing gold medal of the Games this afternoon with a dramatic victory over defending champion Roberto Cammarelle.

The Watford-born star was level at 18-18 with the Beijing gold medallist at the end of the three rounds but was awarded the win on count back, surviving an appeal from the Italian corner to stand atop the podium.

The Finchley ABC fighter’s success in the super-heavyweight division brought the British gold medal tally to 29 for London 2012 and saw him follow in the footsteps of boxing team mates Nicola Adams and Luke Campbell.

It was a hugely impressive display from the 22-year-old, who only took up the sport four years ago but is now Olympic champion.

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8:05pm Sun 12 Aug 12

WFC4ever says...

Congratulations.

What a wonderful end to the greatest Olympics for our athletes.

All the winners have done us proud.
Congratulations. What a wonderful end to the greatest Olympics for our athletes. All the winners have done us proud. WFC4ever

8:18pm Sun 12 Aug 12

abbotshornet says...

Nobody outside of the area seem to know he was a local lad, apparently he went to Kings Langley School, when is Watford getting there Gold Post Box? Well done Anthony!
Nobody outside of the area seem to know he was a local lad, apparently he went to Kings Langley School, when is Watford getting there Gold Post Box? Well done Anthony! abbotshornet

4:09am Mon 13 Aug 12

Henry VIII says...

Congratulations Anthony, I hope you are proud to be pat of what truly was a magnificent Olympics, Team GB with 29 Golds...superb. A proud time for our nation.
Congratulations Anthony, I hope you are proud to be pat of what truly was a magnificent Olympics, Team GB with 29 Golds...superb. A proud time for our nation. Henry VIII

9:18am Mon 13 Aug 12

darrenbazeley says...

abbotshornet wrote:
Nobody outside of the area seem to know he was a local lad, apparently he went to Kings Langley School, when is Watford getting there Gold Post Box? Well done Anthony!
gold post box is a great idea! kings langley high street would be ideal.
[quote][p][bold]abbotshornet[/bold] wrote: Nobody outside of the area seem to know he was a local lad, apparently he went to Kings Langley School, when is Watford getting there Gold Post Box? Well done Anthony![/p][/quote]gold post box is a great idea! kings langley high street would be ideal. darrenbazeley

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