Day Eight Recap

Thibeault drops boxing quarter-final

Tammara Thibeault’s medal hopes came to an end after losing in a unanimous decision after a close fight in the women’s middleweight quarter-final to the Netherlands’ Nouchka Fontijn on Day 8 at the Tokyo Olympics.

Thibeault won the first round before Fontijn, the reigning Olympic silver medallist and three-time silver medallist at the world championships, came from behind to earn four scores of 29-28 and one of 30-27.

Read more at CBC Olympics.

Olympic/Paralympic notes: Read the full Day 8 recap at Olympic.ca… Kylie Masse won Canada’s lone medal on Day 8 with a silver in the 200-metre backstroke… Canada’s medal count is now at 12 (three gold, four silver and five bronze).

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