Friday 30 September 2016

Watch: Ever wondered what sparring with an Irish Olympian is like?

Published 05/07/2016 | 12:08

Michael Conlan, Ireland, right, exchanges punches with Frederik Jensen, Denmark, during their 56kg Bantam weight quarter-final bout. EUBC Elite European Boxing Championships 2015
Michael Conlan, Ireland, right, exchanges punches with Frederik Jensen, Denmark, during their 56kg Bantam weight quarter-final bout. EUBC Elite European Boxing Championships 2015

Electric Ireland, as Energy partner of Team Ireland, got in the ring with Michael Conlan to make this incredible 360-degree video.

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“Trust your instincts, visualise your success, believe in yourself. Find the Power Within… ”

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Blood, sweat and tears, that’s what it takes to make the Olympics. Michael Conlan, one of Ireland’s hopes for an Olympic medal at this year’s Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. Conlan won a bronze medal in the 2012 London Olympics and a gold at the World Championships at Doha in 2015. He’s looking to go all the way this time round and achieve his dream of an Olympic Gold Medal in the bantamweight division.

But what does it take to get there? What we see in the ring at the Olympics is the culmination of thousands of hours training and sparring. It takes serious dedication to qualify for the Olympics, but to win gold, well that’s down to shear will, determination, talent and a little bit of luck.

Electric Ireland, is backing Team Ireland all the way. As Energy Partner of Team Ireland, they’re aware of what it takes to be good enough to represent your country at the Olympics.

Michael Conlan took time out of his strenuous training schedule to get in the ring to film the video. This unique 360-degree video of Michael sparring brings you as close to his Olympic journey than ever possible before. You’re in the ring with Michael, you’re dodging and weaving, you even get on the receiving end of a knockout blow by Michael.

56kg boxer Michael Conlan during a training camp. Irish Institute of Sport, National Sports Campus, Abbotstown, Dublin, 11 May 2016
56kg boxer Michael Conlan during a training camp. Irish Institute of Sport, National Sports Campus, Abbotstown, Dublin, 11 May 2016

In order to realise greatness, each member of Team Ireland has reached inside themselves to discover The Power Within.  Electric Ireland, proud sponsor of Team Ireland wants to inspire the Irish public with these powerful stories and encourage people to look within themselves to find out what drives them ultimately uncovering their own Power Within. Whether it’s the strength to keep pushing through the third round or to find the courage to go for that job promotion, everyone can use The Power Within to realise their dreams.

Follow the stories at #ThePowerWithin

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