Daniel Lewis is set to make his Olympic debut after winning the bronze medal at the AIBA Asian/Oceania Olympic qualifying tournament in China, in in a unanimous point’s decision, in April.
The Sydney-sider made Australian boxing history when he won the Commonwealth Youth Games in 2011, but Lewis’ Olympic dreams were cut short as he broke his jaw in the Australian boxing team trials for the London 2012 Games.
Despite the setback, Lewis claimed his first open National title in 2013 at just 19 and went on to claim back-to-back titles in 2014, before moving up from the 69kg weight division to the 75kg.
The 22-year-old from Londonderry was denied the chance of a Commonwealth Games medal in 2014 after he was ruled out of competition with a cut above his eye while in great form. His final placing was sixth.
A determined Lewis bounced back with a stellar 2015, being crowned Australian and Oceania Champion as well as claiming gold at the 2015 Doha International Tournament and was named athlete of the tournament. Outside of the ring, Lewis works with his father in a quarry, operating heavy machinery.
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Penrith, NSW, Australia
- Rio 2016 will be Olympic debut
- 3rd (75kg light heavyweight division) – 2016 Asia/Oceania Olympic Qualification Tournament (Qian’an, China)
- 1st (75kg light heavyweight division) – 2015 Doha International Tournament (Doha, Qatar)
- 1st (75kg light heavyweight division) – 2015 OCBC Oceania Confederation Boxing Championships (Canberra, Australia)
- 1st (75kg light heavyweight division) – 2015 Australian National Championships (Gold Coast, Australia)
- 6th – (69kg welter weight division) – 2014 Commonwealth Games (Glasgow, Great Britain)
- First gold medallist for Australia at the Commonwealth Youth Games (U19) in 2011
- 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland
- Australian National title holder, six times
- Londonderry Public School (NSW, Australia)
- Richmond High School (NSW, Australia)
Jason Lewis (2000 - current)
Primary Training Base
Australian Institute of Sport (Canberra, Australia)
Secondary Training Base
- Favourite food
- My mum's Chicken parmigiana is delicious
- Favourite holiday destination
- Holidaying with my family at our friends farm out west in New South Wales. I've travelled the world and still prefer to holiday in Australia because it is the best country in the world
- Favourite music
- Anything. I have the biggest variety of music on my phone.
- Star Sign
- I would spend my last $10 on
- If I could try another Olympic sport it would be
- BMX racing. I love riding and being outdoors plus another adrenaline sport - for sure I'm a adrenaline junkie.