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Tokyo 2020: Italy’s Irma Testa shuts out Canada’s Caroline Veyre

Tammara Thibeault only Canadian boxer left

Canadian featherweight Caroline Veyre’s Olympic journey was ended in the quarterfinals by Italy’s Irma Testa earlier today.

Testa, a 2019 European Championship gold medalist, advanced to the semi-finals with a 5-0 win.

The judges scored it 30-27, 30-26, 29-28, 29-28, and 29-28 for the Italian.

Testa will now face the Philippines Nesthy Petecio in the semi-final on Saturday July 31.

Veyre’s elimination now means that Tammara Thibeault is the only Canadian boxer left. Thibeault will face Nouchka Fontijn of the Netherlands in the quarterfinals at 12:24 a.m. ET on July 31.


Kenai is a former Postmedia Network online news and sports editor. He is the Editor-in-Chief for MMA Crossfire.

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