Nomination

Marie-Jeanne Parent to replace Mandy Bujold in the Canadian boxing delegation at the Commonwealth Games

After some deep deliberation, Mandy Bujold has decided to withdraw her name from the Canadian contingent for the upcoming Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games.

 

“After 12 years of competing at the highest level, I have decided to take a step back from international competition in 2018,” said Mandy Bujold. “During this time, I will focus on my professional development and remain involved with Boxing Canada and the National Team program. I will continue my training in Kitchener, Ontario with the support of my coach and team, with the hopes to compete for Canada at the Olympic Games in 2020. I believe this time will help me gain a fresh perspective while preparing myself for a future beyond competition.”

 

With 35 days to go before the start of the Games, Boxing Canada had the opportunity to nominate another female boxer to fill its athlete quota. According to the nomination procedures, the 69Kg Canadian champion Marie-Jeanne Parent was the next in line to be selected for the team and will join the six other boxers in the Canadian delegation. “To participate in the Commonwealth Games is a dream come true for me!” said Marie-Jeanne Parent following her nomination. “Life is full of surprises, but today I strongly believe that hard work paid off.”

 

Boxing Canada will have seven boxers to proudly represent Canada as they step into the ring at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia April 4-15, 2018. Here are the Canadian boxers nominated:

 

MEN

56 Kg       Eric Basran

64 Kg       Thomas Blumenfeld

81 Kg       Harley-David O’Reilly

 

WOMEN

57 Kg       Sabrina Aubin

60 Kg       Caroline Veyre

69 Kg       Marie-Jeanne Parent

75 Kg       Tammara Thibeault

 

The entire Canadian Team will be officially announced by Commonwealth Games Canada in March 2018.

 

The 2018 Games will take place April 4-15, 2018 in Gold Coast, Australia, with 70 participating countries and over 4000 athletes taking part.

 

ABOUT COMMONWEALTH GAMES CANADA

Commonwealth Games Canada (CGC) is the international franchise holder for the Commonwealth Games and Commonwealth movement in Canada, and an active, contributing member of the Canadian sport community. The mission of CGC is to strengthen sport within Canada and throughout the Commonwealth by participating in the Commonwealth Games and by using sport as a development tool. Visit www.commonwealthgames.ca for information.

 

 

 

Nomination of athletes for the 2017 High Performance program

Following a High Performance Committee (HPC) meeting last week, Boxing Canada is happy to announce the athletes nominated for the 2017 High Performance program.

 

“We’ve selected a strong team to represent Boxing Canada this year. The athletes selected in the High Performance Program have showed great progress throughout the year and displayed a high-caliber of boxing through the selection process, including their performances at the Canadian Championships.” said Daniel Trépanier, Boxing Canada High Performance Director. “This year will be a great opportunity to test themselves at the International level.”

 

ELITE NATIONAL TEAM (women)

48 Kg Kim Clavel (QC)

51 Kg Mandy Bujold (ON)

54 Kg Sara Haghighat-Joo (ON)

57 Kg Sabrina Aubin (QC)

60 Kg Caroline Veyre (QC)

64 Kg Sara Kali (QC)

69 Kg Marie-Jeanne Parent (QC)

75 Kg Tammara Thibeault (QC)

81 Kg Marija Curran (ON)

81+ Kg Nadia Viaud

 

ELITE NATIONAL TEAM (men)

49 Kg Ghulam Reza Ali Ahmed (BC)

52 Kg Eder Clervoix

56 Kg Thomas Blumenfeld (QC)

56 Kg Eric Basran (BC)

60 Kg Rodolfo Velasquez (ON)

60 Kg Luis Santana (QC)

64 Kg Arthur Biyarslanov (ON)

64 Kg Mazlum Akdeniz (QC)

69 Kg Joshua Frazer (ON)

75 Kg Triston Brookes (ON)

81 Kg Harley-David O’Reilly (QC)

91 Kg Bryan Colwell (BC)

91+ Kg Alexis Barrière (QC)

 

YOUTH NATIONAL TEAM (women)

48 Kg Jade Meunier (QC)

51 Kg Christian Zelenco (ON)

54 Kg Deneige Chaffey (ON)

57 Kg Stéphanie Thibault (QC)

60 Kg Katiushka Vasquez (QC)

64 Kg Ashley Rouble (BC)

69 Kg Charlie Cavanagh (NB)

75 Kg Naomie Pelletier (QC

 

YOUTH NATIONAL TEAM (men)

52 Kg Jordan Mathieu (QC)

56 Kg Sean Finnigan (NB)

60 Kg Thomas Chabot (QC)

64 Kg Hamza Khabbaz (QC)

69 Kg Hunter Lee (ON)

75 Kg Satwinder Thind (ON)

81 Kg Lexson Mathieu (QC)

 

 

All National Team athletes are currently undergoing physical testing to evaluate their conditions before their upcoming competitions. The Elite National Team will be competing at the Ken Goff Memorial Boxing Class (May 26), Brandt Cup (May 28) as well as the AMBC Continental Championships (June 8-18) while the Youth National Team boxers will partake in the Youth Commonwealth Games (July 16-23).

 

The list of boxers participating in these competitions will be announce shortly.

 

All National Team competitions & events are listed in our Event Calendar and all relevant information is added as it becomes available.

 


 

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