Two victories for Team Canada on the 1st day of the International Boxing Tournament “Balkan”
The 3rd edition of the International Boxing Tournament "Balkan" officially kicked off today in Sofia, Bulagaria and nine Canadians made the trip to represent their country. Following the draw, two boxers from the Elite National Team were on the card on the first day of competition: Caroline Veyre and Sara Haghighat-Joo.
Caroline Veyre was the first Canadian to step into the ring and she won 4-0 against the American Rashida Ellis during her opening bout. Caroline will be back tomorrow against France. Sara Haghighat-Joo, who usually competes at 54 Kg, made her debut in the competition at 51 Kg against Poonam Bisht from India. She easily won by unanimous decision and will also be back in the ring tomorrow against Bulgaria, the host country of the tournament.
In addition to Caroline Veyre and Sara Haghighat-Joo, four more Canadians will be on tomorrow's cards over the course of three sessions:
Session 3 (morning)
Youth 60Kg Katiushka Vasquez (CAN) vs Zhuldyz Toikova (KAZ)
Session 4 (afternoon)
Elite 51 Kg Sara Haghighat-Joo (CAN) vs Gabriela Dimitrova (BUL)
Elite 57 Kg Sabrina Aubin (CAN) vs Linda Larsson (SWE)
Elite 64 Kg Sara Kali (CAN) vs Jyoti (IND)
Session 5 (evening)
Elite 60 Kg Caroline Veyre (CAN) vs Flora Pili (FRA)
Elite 75 Kg Tammara Thibeault (CAN) vs Iaroslava Iakushina (RUS)
To see the results of the draw, you can visit our Event Web page for more information (schedule, results, and link for live streaming).