World Boxing Championship: Tammara Thibeault in the world final

Tammara Thibeault secured at least one silver medal at the World Boxing Championship in Istanbul, Turkey.

World Boxing Championship: Tammara Thibeault in the world final

Tammara Thibeault secured at least one silver medal at the World Boxing Championship in Istanbul, Turkey.

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On Wednesday in the semifinals, the Saint-Georges de Beauce native boxer unanimously defeated Rady adosinda Gramane of Mozambique by a score of 5-0 to secure her ticket to the final in the under 75 kg category.

Thibeault took advantage of his longer reach to keep his opponent at bay. The latter received two penalty points because she constantly hung.

"It was a tougher fight than I thought," Thibeault said in a statement to Boxing Canada. My opponent started strong. She wasn't tall, but she was strong and had a lot of heart. »

messy

"The first round was a little messy, but I managed to do better in the last two, which gave me the victory," said Thibeault, who won the bronze medal at the last worlds in 2019. "I'm very happy and very excited. I'm going to the final. This is my 3rd world championships and I have a real chance of winning gold. I am in ecstasy. »

Thibeault had been waiting for this opportunity for a long time. "Since I was very young, it has been my dream to fight for a gold medal," she said. I am so close. I am so happy and so proud. It's a dream I've been aiming for for a long time and it's really hard to describe how I feel. »

"I will give my all"

The 25-year-old boxer intends to leave everything in the ring in the ultimate fight. "I'm going to give my 120 per cent because it's been a long time since Canada won a gold medal at the world championship," said the fifth-place finisher at the Tokyo Olympics last summer. and I want to be the woman who wins it. »

Friday in the final, Thibeault will cross swords with the Panamanian Atheyna Bylon who also won unanimously ahead of the French Davina Myrha Michel.

Last March in Ecuador during the Pan American championship, the Beauceronne defeated Bylon in the final to win gold.


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