As a small girl, Commonwealth champion Rosie Eccles used to draw pictures of herself with gold medals around her neck.
But they were not won for boxing, the sport in which she has just climbed to the top of the podium in Birmingham.
"When I was younger, I actually drew pictures of myself as an Olympian, running and swimming. It didn’t quite happen, but that is what I wanted to be,” says Rosie, nicknamed Right Hand Rosie for the power of her right hook.
"I used to love to run and swim at my local club in Chepstow. I was always running, in school I used to do the cross country running all the time.
"But then I got injured when I was about 12. It was in a race and I didn’t see the turning.
“I didn't know what I had done at the time, it was all a bit different back then, but I had injured some sort of ligament in my knee.
"I couldn’t run then until I was about 15. I was doing athletics in school, but I wouldn’t have much in me before I was too tired. So, it was three years of not a lot of sport.”
Athletics’ and swimming’s loss became boxing’s gain.
A decade on from first trying boxing at the age of 16, Eccles is now the women’s light middleweight champion of the Commonwealth - only the second Welsh female boxer to win a Commonwealth gold medal after Lauren Price.
But she says her curiosity to try out different sports - gaining all-round fitness and co-ordination in a variety of different skills - gave her an excellent grounding, both for sport and for life.
“I went to a boxing class when I was 16, so that’s how it all began. As a kid, my dream was to be an Olympian.
“It must have been the 2008 Olympics in Beijing. I remember watching Mo Farah, I would be glued to the TV watching all the sports. I was the same in 2012.
"While it was my dream to run and I was pretty good at it, it wasn’t quite my calling.
“When I stepped into a boxing ring at 15, it was just a boxercise class in Caldicot. I was really lucky that I met the coach, Paul Maloney.
"When he saw me, he came over and asked if I'd ever done this before. He told me to come down to the gym in the mornings when I was 16.