The Archbishop of York has been unable to contain his excitement after Team GB registered its best ever medal haul on a single day of an away Olympic Games.
Joshua Buatsi on Rio 2016 medal: "you're working hard for God"
Britain's first boxer to gain a bronze medal in Rio 2016 Olympics says that his faith has helped him achieve.
Joshua Buatsi won bronze in the light-heavyweight competition earlier in the week.
The 23-year-old from London said his faith has played a huge role in his success.
He said: "The Church has been very supportive.
"My sisters will send me videos of them praying for me, the pastor getting the whole church praying for me."
He went on: "When I'm here and I'm chilling and waiting for my next fight, it's encouraging to see things like that."
I only dreamt of being here so for it to happen at the lowest point in my life leaves me speechless. The grind for this medal has been relentless and the grace from God to enable it to happen has been endless. This medal is not just for me but for this nation and my prayer is that I remain humble and do good things with this medal. Thank you all.
Joshua Buatsi said he prepares for his fights by reading Bible verses.
"There's scriptures in the Bible telling you to work hard, to remember that you're working hard for God," he said.
"When I'm going into the ring, we all have different ways of how we deal with nerves.
"I read scriptures from the Bible to encourage me and motivate me, to know that God's going to be with me in that ring."
He said there are scriptures which reference being "confident and courageous," which he focuses on.
God has surpassed all my expectation and the support from Great Britain and the world has blown me away. Thank you pic.twitter.com/zXbARNZYK2— Joshua Buatsi (@boxingbuatsi) August 17, 2016
Listen to Passion for Sport's Tom Ellis speak to Joshua Buatsi here:
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