I found boxing 1997. When I first went to the boxing club, it was only to train hard, boxing is amazing physical training, I did not want to go into the ring, I did not want to beat someone else or be beaten myself. My prejudices changed quite quickly and suddenly I was up in my first match … Boxing went fast from a hobby to lifestyle and I did my first national team assignment already two years later. My first World Championship goldmedal 2001 changed my way of looking at life and a number of international merits later I’m still passionate about my sport.
In the midst of my active career, I got sick with Grave’s disease, which I tampered with for many years before I finally removed the thyroid gland. During my illness, I made three successful comebacks in the ring against all odds. This taught me that I can handle everything I really want. It also made me humbly grateful for being healthy.
Education and development has always been important to me. Aside my boxing career I have a degree in Chemistry from Lund University and a PhD from KTH. Having two careers in parallel is both tiring and stimulating. It feels good to have an education to fall back on and it’s fun and stimulating.
Name: Anna Laurell Nash
Family: Husband Danny Nash
Live: Stockholm, Sweden
Occupation: PhD. in chemistry from KTH Club Trainer at IF Linnéa Inspirational speaker and trainer for company’s and individuals
Boxing clubs: Lunds Boxningssällskap 1997-2007 IF Linnéa 2007-
Favorite quote: Don´t practice until you get it right. Practice until you can´t get it wrong. ”Michael Jordan”