Journal of Alternative Perspectives Jan 2005
Canada Captures Gold at
Led by Boxing Ontario, Canada Captures Gold at Taiwan World
Four members of the Canadian Female Boxing Team traveled to Taiwan
this past weekend and three returned home with Gold medals. Three
members of the squad were represented by Boxing Ontario.
The Taiwan International Female Tournament attracted top boxing talent
from across the globe.
Leading the way for Canada were faces that have become well known on
the women’s world boxing stage. Veteran Jenn Ogg added another
Gold to her trophy case, defeating USA’s Carrie Barry 25-20 and then
Mitchel Martinez of the Phillipines by a score of 19-11.
Windsor’s Mary Spencer, unbeaten in her first 7 international bouts,
conquered Lin Ye-Wing of Chinese Taipei byRSC in the 2nd Round and
Kelly Halling of New Zealand by an impressive score<>of
Arienne Fortin of Quebec tallied Canada’s third gold medal, with
dominating performances over opponents from India and Australia.
Canada’s only loss of the tournament was a controversial one.
Toronto’s Jacqui Park lost an 11-9 decision to Chandrika Juruge of Sri
Lanka, despite the fact that she led the first two rounds and seemed to
dominate her opponent throughout the match. National Team Coach
and her personal coach at Cabbagetown Boxing Club, Peter Wylie was in
shock, but he noted that <>Jacqui was extremely gracious and
respectful of the international officials in accepting the decision.
The National Champions look to defend their titles next month, at the
Canadian Senior Championships in Quebec, January 20-23, 2005.
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