Michaela won flyweight silver at the 2014 Commonwealth Games where she was beaten in the final by the reigning Olympic champion Nicola Adams. In 2018, fighting at featherweight, she won bronze at the European Championships and a second Commonwealth silver. In 2019 she won seven of nine international fights and silver at the European Games. In 2021 she took silver at the final Olympic qualifying tournament, losing to Italy’s Irma Testa in the final. She had already secured Olympic qualification in the semi-final. Her weight class and the 69kg are the two new additions to the women’s programme.