Bittersweet feelings for Platten as she takes fifth in the European Championship

PUBLISHED: 11:09 06 July 2017 | UPDATED: 11:09 06 July 2017

Amy Platten fights Liza Gateau of France at the Cadet European Championships.

Amy Platten fights Liza Gateau of France at the Cadet European Championships.

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Amy Platten felt she needed a few more weeks of preparation as she missed out on a medal in the Cadet European Championship.

The St Albans schoolgirl had the added stress of her GCSE’s in the lead-up to representing GB at the tournament in Kaunus, Lithuania.

She eventually finished fifth, after going out in the quarter-finals to Croatian Ana Viktorija Puljiz.

Platten said: “I feel I needed a few more weeks to prepare as the girls that beat me were sharper than me and I have beaten them in previous competitions but it was just their day.

“I have looked over all five fights and can see what I can improve on.

“I know 5th is a good achievement but I was so close to the medals.”

Next on the horizon is the European Youth Olympics Festival in Gyor, Hungary.

She added: “I will now just concentrate on EYOF with no distractions and I am confident I will do better.”

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