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Sport – Boxer
Born – Clones
Team – Northern Ireland
Favourite event - Canoeing
Barry's top motivational tip
Always remember: the days you train when it’s tough and it’s difficult to get through a gruelling session, these are the moments that are going to make you a champion and enable you to handle challenging times in your adult life.
Featherweight champion of the world
Won gold at the Commonwealth Games
Sports Personality of the Year 1985
Barry's top tip on improving strength
Try to do a range of bodyweight exercises a few times a week. Exercises such as jump squats, press ups, chin ups and bent knee sit ups.