Thirteen Canadians nominated ahead of the 2020 American Olympic Qualification
With 36 days to go before the competition, Boxing Canada announces the team roster that will compete at the upcoming Americas Olympic Qualification Event set to take place March 26 – April 3 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The Boxing Canada Olympic Qualification Team was nominated following the 2019 Canadian Trial as well as an extensive selection process where the boxers had to meet specific requirements ahead of the nomination.
Here are the nominated athletes :
- WOMEN’S: 51 kg Mandy Bujold, 57 kg Caroline Veyre, 60 kg Irene Fiolek, 69 kg Myriam Da Silva, 75 kg Tammara Thibeault
- MEN’S: 52 kg Justin Parina, 57 kg Eric Basran, 63 kg Thomas Blumenfeld, 69 kg Wyatt Sanford, 75 kg Jaquan Carty, 81 kg John Michael Bianco, 91 kg Bryan Colwell, 91+kg Christophe Bernier
The Continental Qualifier will be the first international qualification event for the Olympic hopefuls who will be looking to secure their spot ahead of Tokyo 2020 and a total of 49 quota will be available across the thirteen weight categories. Indeed, a total of 33 quotas are available in 8 men’s weight categories and for women’s, there are 16 quotas available in the 5 weight categories (consult the full Olympic qualification process and quota breakdown here). A list of alternates has also been notified if case of injury or other ineligibility before the competition.
For more information, visit our Event Webpage for the Americas Olympic Qualification Event where all details will be updated throughout the competition.
A final World Qualification Event will be held May 13-24 in Paris, France where boxers will have a last opportunity to qualify for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
Posted on: February 18, 2020