Gnr Karriss Artingstall represented Great Britain at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and achieved a Bronze in the 57kg Featherweight Competition. With such an achievement everyone at the Army Sport Control Board would like to congratulate Karriss on her success!
As the military’s first ever female Boxer to qualify for the Olympics Karriss progressed through to the Semi-Finals where she came up against Japan. Already guaranteed a Bronze for reaching this far into the competition she unfortunately lost out by split-decision. Such a tight match, Karriss can certainly hold her head up high for the achievement of being able to say that she is an Olympic medal winner!
She told the BBC: “You kind of beat yourself up a little bit because you wanted to do better.
“I’m not even going to lie to you – before I came out to the Olympics my goal was to just get on the podium.
“My most nerve-racking fight was the quarter finals, obviously, because I was like ‘am I going to get on that podium, am I not’. If I don’t, I kind of feel like, not like I wasted my time as such.”
Forces Net, ASCB and everyone in the British Army followed her Olympic journey and are all so proud of what she has accomplished.