The highlight of Barrett's came when he was the youngest member of the Irish team at the 1996 Olympic Games and carried the Irish flag during the opening ceremony. During the Olympics Barrett competed in the light welterweight division.
For this he gained global media attention and became a national hero.
His results were:
The documentary, Southpaw: The Francis Barrett Story, won the Audience Prize at the 1999 New York Irish Film Festival. It followed Barrett for three years and showed him overcoming discrimination as he progressed up the amateur boxing ranks to eventually carry the Irish flag and box for Ireland at the age of 19 during the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta.
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Irish Olympic roll of honour; Atlanta star: Barrett (right) on his way to a record victory over Zely Ferreira.
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