Mandy Bujold to represent Canada at Commonwealth Games
On Tuesday, Dec. 12, Boxing Canada announced the four women and three men who will be representing Canada at the Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia. Among them was former Pan-Am Games gold medalist, Commonwealth Games bronze medalist and 11-time national champion, Mandy Bujold.
The announcement was made on Boxing Canada’s official website.
“It was a very difficult decision to select our team with the great number of boxers striving to represent Canada on the international stage. Our team, for the most part, is new as we start the pathway to Tokyo 2020.” said Pat Fiacco, president of Boxing Canada. “Even though this team has limited international experience, each athlete is more than capable of winning medals and we see improvements every time they step in the ring. Mandy’s leadership will certainly elevate the team’s performance!”
The young team will rely heavily on Bujold’s international experience. Ontario’s Bujold was one of three athletes to medal at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glascow, along with Samir El Mais, who took gold in the male 81kg. division and Ariane Fortin, who took silver in the 75kg. division.
"Excited to officially be named to the 2018 Commonwealth Games Team!" Bujold said via Twitter. "Congrats to all @boxing_canada athletes who will represent Canada in the Gold Coast in 2018!"
The Commonwealth Games will take place from April 5-14, featuring 70 countries and 4,000 athletes. The draw for the event is scheduled to take place on April 4.
*photo courtesy of MandyBujold.com.