Canada's Par­ent earns box­ing bronze, with more to come in Commonwealth Games ring

Sherbrooke Record - - LOCAL SPORTS -

Cana­dian boxer Marie-jeanne Par­ent lost her semi­fi­nal Wed­nes­day but will leave the Commonwealth Games with a bronze medal.

And Canada will earn five more medals in the box­ing ring, with only the colour to be de­cided.

Par­ent lost a 4-1 de­ci­sion to England's Sandy Ryan in the 69-kilo­gram di­vi­sion.

The 22-year-old from Que­bec City was the last ath­lete named to the team, sum­moned a lit­tle more than a month be­fore the games when Mandy Bu­jold with­drew.

Also Wed­nes­day, Car­o­line Veyre of Mon­treal was stopped by Nige­ria's Ye­tunde Odunga in the 60-kilo­gram quar­ter­fi­nal.

The losses were the first for Canada at the box­ing meet.

In the last fight of the night, Mon­treal's Har­ley-david O'reilly won by walkover over Cameroon's Ul­rich Ro­drigue Yombo in the men's 81-kilo­gram quar­ter­fi­nal.

He will be joined in the semi­fi­nals by Sab­rina Au­bin of St-jean, Que., (57 kilo­grams), Mon­treal's Tam­mara Thibeault (75 kilo­grams), Eric Bas­ran of Van­cou­ver (56 kilo­grams) and Thomas Blu­men­feld of Mon­treal (64 kilo­grams).

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