Anthony Ogogo expects London 2012 'pressure'

Anthony Ogogo
Ogogo beat world number one Vijender Singh on his way to silver in Delhi

Lowestoft middleweight Anthony Ogogo says he will have to deal with the pressure that comes with the expectancy of claiming a medal at London 2012.

The 22-year-old rose to prominence with some exceptional performances on his way to a silver medal at the Commonwealth Games last year.

"It's great having people expecting you to do well," the Great Britain team member told BBC Radio Suffolk.

"But sometimes that can bring unwanted pressure now and then."

Ogogo is seen as one of Suffolk's best prospects for a medal in London next year.

He will represent GB at the European Championships in Turkey next month, with the aim of building towards the Games.

"If I keep taking one day at a time, each day train as hard as I can," he added.

"Then hopefully when the Olympics come around I won't just be there, I'll be there contending for a medal, not just for myself but for the town, the county and the country.

"But I can't think about it too much, first and foremost I've got to get there, I've got to qualify.

"So one step at a time and hopefully I won't get too ahead of myself."

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