Canadian world champion gold medalist Tammara Thibeault is taking some time off.
After nearly advancing into the medal round at the 2022 Tokyo Olympics, Thibeault (24-9-0, 1 KO), 25, secured the middleweight gold medal at the Women’s World Boxing Championship in Instanbul on May 20, with a split-decision (4-1) victory over Athena Bylon of Panama in the 70kg-75k final.
Thibeault won a bronze medal at the 2019 World Championships. She took to her Instagram page to thank her supporters.
Welterweight Charlie Cavanagh, 21, from Saint John, N.B., also took home a silver medal for Canada in Instanbul.
Thibeault and Cavanagh are expected to be medal threats for Canada at the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris.