Day Five Recap

Thibeault advances to quarter-finals with split decision victory

Tammara Thibeault is heading to the quarter-finals after defeating Kazakhstan’s Nadezhda Ryabets by 4-1 split decision on Day 5 of the Olympics in Tokyo.

Thibeault, who is competing in the 75-kilogram middleweight division, used her reach to her advantage, keeping her opponent at a distance for the majority of the bout and hitting Ryabets with power punches when she did make it inside.

Next up, Thibeault will take on the Netherland’s Nouchka Fontijn on Day 7 at approximately 10:24 p.m. (SK time).


Olympic/Paralympic notes: Read the full Day 5 on …21-year-old swimmer Penny Oleksiak became the most decorated Canadian Summer Olympian after winning her sixth medal— a bronze in the women’s 200-metre freestyle— and is now tied with Olympic speedskater Cindy Klassen and dual-Games athlete in speedskating and cycling Clara Hughes…Gymnast Ellie Black withdrew from the all-around competition due to injury…Canada’s medal total is now at nine (two gold, three silver, four bronze).

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