A parent’s love for the sport of boxing is the greatest thing.
Canadian Mandy Bujold’s Olympic journey is now over, but she won a much more important battle at the 2020 Tokyo Games.
Bujold’s successful legal battle to ensure that all boxers can not be discriminated against in the IOC qualification process because of pregnancy or postpartum, is a major victory particularly for female boxers.
That means that planning a life with children does not have be compromised, simply because of qualifying, competing, or training.
While losing a unanimous opening round decision to Serbia’s Nina Radovanovic, a former IBO flyweight champion, is disappointing on a personal level, all fighters, including Radovanovic, should be grateful for her willingness to stand up for all fighters in court for fairness.
By the way, today is Mandy’s 34th birthday. Happy Birthday, Mandy.
A nation and the combat sports community thanks for your service.