Amber Konikow and Mary Spencer win in China

Please release for circulation, today as soon as possible. __________________________________   December 2, 2008

For Immediate Release:

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Amber Konikow of Top Glove Boxing Club in Sudbury won Bronze in her 75kg weight class. Over a span of 8 days Amber fought hard against contenders from the USA and China to capture her bronze title.

Mary Spencer of Windsor Amateur Boxing Club in Windsor took first place in her 66kg weight class. This is Mary’s second Gold Medal at the World Championships. Mary beat out contenders from England, Russia, Korea, and the USA respectively.

This is the 5th edition of the Women’s World Championships since its inception in 2001. Since then Ontario women have brought home 3 Gold (Jen Ogg ’02, Mary Spencer ’05 & ’08), 7 Bronze (Jamie Behl, Jeannine Garside, Donna Mancuso ’01, Katie Dunn ’05 & ’06, Mary Spencer ’06, Amber Konikow ’08 )

For complete results contact Deide Konney, Technical Director, at 416.426.7045 or dkonney@boxingontario.com

Canadian Delegation for the 5th Women’s World Championship

Athletes:

48kg – Jacqui Park-Bay Area Boxing Club (Burlington, ON)
50kg – Mandy Bujold-Waterloo Regional Boxing Academy (Kitchener, ON)
54kg-Mellissa Guillemette
63kg-Katie Dunn-Windsor Amateur Boxing Club(Windsor, ON)
66kg-Mary Spencer-Windsor Amateur Boxing Club (Windsor, ON)
70kg-Arianne Fortin
75kg Amber Konikow- Top Glove Boxing Club (Sudbury,ON)
81kg-Melinda Watpool-Durham Boxing Academy (Ajax, ON)

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