I spent my first ten years in Vismarlöv, a small village in the Scanian countryside. After my parents divorced, I moved to Lund with my dad and little brother Alf. My other siblings Alexandra, Amanda, Axel and Astrid were of course always close to me… I stayed in Lund until 2007 when work and training made me move up to Stockholm where I live today.
I started boxing because it was a great workout and really had not thought of anything more than that until I was suddenly in the midst of my first match, nothing can compare to the adrenaline rush … Boxing went from a hobby to a lifestyle when I was selected for the national team only 18 months after I first began to box. My first World championship gold in 2001 changed my way of looking at life and a number of international medals later I am still passionate about my sport. I really only stopped boxing because of injuries or my thyroid disease. After the 2012 London Olympics I have decided to move on from boxer to a trainer at my club IF Linnéa. Outside of boxing, I have an education in chemistry from the University of Lund. After a quick stop in the industry, I went back to university, the Royal Institute of Technology for a PhD. Having two careers is both exhausting and rewarding. It is reassuring to have an education to fall back on and it’s fun and stimulating.
Name: Anna Laurell Nash
Family: Husband Daniel Nash
Live. Stockholm, Sweden
Occupation: PhD. in chemistry from KTH Club Trainer: IF Linnéa Inspirational speaker and trainer for company’s and individuals
Boxing clubs: Lunds Boxningssällskap 1997-2007 IF Linnéa 2007-