Three Medals For a Bright Future

Three Medals For a Bright Future

Three Medals For a Bright Future

 

By Raquel Ruiz

 

In their first international tournament Boxing Canada’s Youth team brings home three medals and dozen outstanding performances.

 

The eight members of the squad, who traveled to Frankfurt, Germany last week and competed in the 17.Branderburg-Cup August 22-26 with 18 other countries and the best boxers from Europe, come home inspired and ready to take their boxing responsibilities to the next level.

 

“My future is going to tournaments and bringing home medals,” said 52 kg Michael Montgomery.

 

The three medalists, 49 kg Evan Gillard, silver, 91+ kg Samuel Goyet and 64 kg Arthur Biyarslanov, bronze are a good proof that hard work pays off and nobody can argue that it is an honor for an athlete to get on the podium.

 

But before that happens they need to sacrifice their free time and train hard everyday to accomplish their goals.

 

The team agreed that when they got to the tournament last week they were a little intimidated by so many athletes and countries, but as soon as the competition started, they believed they belonged there.

 

In the final day, it was a big hope for 17 year old Evan Gillard to win a Gold medal for Canada for the first time in the history of this tournament. Gillard, who in three bouts showed his determination to win since the opening bell, came short at the end. 

 

The bout went to his opponent Russian Yuzup Gazaev 14:10.

 

“I left everything in the ring. The first round was even, the second I was down and for the third my coach told me to give it all, and I did,” said Gillard who was supported by his parents in Germany.

 

“Cindy and I are very proud of Evan and his accomplishments. We are thankful for the opportunities that boxing has provided him,” said Derek Gillard.

 

The entire team boxed toe-to-toe with the best and both coaches feel very satisfied with their hard work.

 

“One of the best teams I have ever coached,” said coach Gord Apolloni.

 

“This team performed very well inside and outside the ring. They were great ambassadors, great potential for the future,” said coach Daniel Trepanier.

 

 

Pat Fiacco, Boxing Canada president feels very satisfied with the Youth’s team performance in Germany.

 

“Our Youth team has performed exceptionally well. They have proven that they can compete on the World stage. Boxing Canada is in a good position for the future.” Said Fiacco.

 

Boxing Canada feels very confident that the recently approved Strategic Plan titled Boxing in Canada 2020 is a guide to the success for the future, and the Youth team performance in Germany is an indicator.

 

The Youth team’s hard work was rewarded with a visit to Poland and a dinner before coming back home.

 

By Raquel Ruiz

 

In their first international tournament Boxing Canada’s Youth team brings home three medals and dozen outstanding performances.

 

The eight members of the squad, who traveled to Frankfurt, Germany last week and competed in the 17.Branderburg-Cup August 22-26 with 18 other countries and the best boxers from Europe, come home inspired and ready to take their boxing responsibilities to the next level.

 

“My future is going to tournaments and bringing home medals,” said 52 kg Michael Montgomery.

 

The three medalists, 49 kg Evan Gillard, silver, 91+ kg Samuel Goyet and 64 kg Arthur Biyarslanov, bronze are a good proof that hard work pays off and nobody can argue that it is an honor for an athlete to get on the podium.

 

But before that happens they need to sacrifice their free time and train hard everyday to accomplish their goals.

 

The team agreed that when they got to the tournament last week they were a little intimidated by so many athletes and countries, but as soon as the competition started, they believed they belonged there.

 

In the final day, it was a big hope for 17 year old Evan Gillard to win a Gold medal for Canada for the first time in the history of this tournament. Gillard, who in three bouts showed his determination to win since the opening bell, came short at the end. 

 

The bout went to his opponent Russian Yuzup Gazaev 14:10.

 

“I left everything in the ring. The first round was even, the second I was down and for the third my coach told me to give it all, and I did,” said Gillard who was supported by his parents in Germany.

 

“Cindy and I are very proud of Evan and his accomplishments. We are thankful for the opportunities that boxing has provided him,” said Derek Gillard.

 

The entire team boxed toe-to-toe with the best and both coaches feel very satisfied with their hard work.

 

“One of the best teams I have ever coached,” said coach Gord Apolloni.

 

“This team performed very well inside and outside the ring. They were great ambassadors, great potential for the future,” said coach Daniel Trepanier.

 

 

Pat Fiacco, Boxing Canada president feels very satisfied with the Youth’s team performance in Germany.

 

“Our Youth team has performed exceptionally well. They have proven that they can compete on the World stage. Boxing Canada is in a good position for the future.” Said Fiacco.

 

Boxing Canada feels very confident that the recently approved Strategic Plan titled Boxing in Canada 2020 is a guide to the success for the future, and the Youth team performance in Germany is an indicator.

 

The Youth team’s hard work was rewarded with a visit to Poland and a dinner before coming back home.

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