IABA fully supports the following statement from Zauri Antia, Head Coach to the Irish Boxing Team:
Monday 22nd August
“Nobody works harder than we do and nobody is more disappointed than we are at coming home with no medals. We set very high standards for ourselves as we demand very high standards from our boxers, our coaches and support staff. These are the standards that have delivered Olympic, World and European medals.
There are many factors behind our performances at these games. Some have been well documented and others we will identify in our debrief and analysis that will be very thorough. Lots of people have lots of opinions and they have voiced these. They are entitled to their opinions but in high performance sport it’s facts that matter and not opinions.
When we have all the facts I will be happy to share these but I will be sticking with facts and I shall leave opinions to those who don’t live and work every day in a high performance environment.”