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With the Olympics on the Line, the Rest is Just Details

Mandy Bujold, 22-years-old, has left her job and devoted her life to train as a flyweight boxer. Her resources are limited and funding is yet to be made available, but that’s not what is on her mind. Mandy is only thinking about a spot in the 2012 Olympics. She’s a 5-foot-2, 112-pound and as hard hitting as they come.

“She broke a man’s nose in the gym a couple of months ago,” said Rick Cadilha, her coach of seven years. “He’s still recovering and wants to get back in there with her for payback.” 

When the announcement was made that three categories of women’s boxing would be included, for the first time, to the Olympic Games, Mandy quit her job. She is a five-time Canadian champion and for several years, has been ranked in the top five in the world. But now, the real training begins.

One Win Closer To 2012 Olympics

Mandy Bujold, 22-years-old, just won the Canadian Elite Championship and is one step closer for her dream to be in the first Olympic boxing competition. Her easy domination of the competition gave Mandy her fifth consecutive national title. She is fourth-ranked flyweight fighter in the world and has sealed her position on the national team. Mandy will compete at the Pan American championship in Venezuela in August and the world championship in Barbados in September.

“My chances (of making the Olympics) are very, very high,” Mandy told press. “After my fight, I couldn’t sleep. It finally feels like all the hard work is paying off.”