Montreal boxer Tammara Thibeault of is off to the Olympic quarter-finals.
Thibeault, who competes within the 75kg middleweight division, beat Kazakhstan’s Nadezhda Ryabets by break up resolution on Wednesday in Tokyko. 4 judges scored in favour of the Canadian whereas one had Ryabets because the victor.
Thibeault, 24, used her vital measurement and attain benefit to jab the 20-year-old Ryabets and never let her get inside. When Ryabets tried to shut the gap, the Canadian would throw energy punches, which in the end proved to be the distinction.
The Canadian will field on Saturday within the quarter-finals towards Netherland’s Nouchka Fontijn. She’s competing in her first Olympics after claiming bronze on the 2019 world championships.
Veyre ousted in quarters
In the meantime, Caroline Veyre of Montreal won’t be an Olympic medallist.
Veyre, boxing within the girls’s 57kg featherweight division, fell to Italy’s Irma Testa within the quarter-finals on Wednesday in Tokyo. The Canadian could not get previous the jab of Testa, who had a attain benefit and used it effectively. The Italian gained a unanimous resolution.
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Testa will battle within the semis on Saturday, guaranteeing her an Olympic medal. Since there is no such thing as a bronze-medal match in Olympic boxing, each semifinal losers safe bronze.
Veyre was making her Olympic debut in Tokyo after an damage in 2016 prevented her from qualifying for Rio. She beat Croatia’s Nikolina Cacic by unanimous resolution on Monday to advance to the quarters.