American Women’s Championship opens in Ecuador

The 2009 Women’s Continental Championship of America gets under way later today at the Abel Jimenez Parra Colisium in Guayaquil, Ecuador, with 70 boxers from a record 16 countries competing at 13 different weight categories.

The event, held in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad and Tobago last year, is the first for women in the American continent since the August IOC announcement of the inclusion of women’s boxing in the 2012 Olympic Games.

Countries taking part are United States of America, Barbados, Canada, Argentina, Brazil, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Honduras, Costa Rica, Peru, Colombia, Venezuela, Panama, Trinidad and Tobago, Mexico and Ecuador.

The action started On October 5 and continued with the finals on Thursday Ocotber 8. Two women from Ontario made it to the finals but falling to their opponets and claiming Silver .

Article courtesy of AIBA.

Ontario Medals
48kg  Jacqui Park – Cabbagetown Boxing Club, Toronto   Bronze
60kg  Alison Hunter – Border City Boxing Club, Windsor   Bronze
51kg  Mandy Bujold – Waterloo Boxing Club, Kitchener   Silver
81kg  Melinda Watpool – Durham Boxing Club, Ajax   Silver


October 5, 2009

60 kg Alison Hunter (Ontario) win over E. Hernadez (VEN) 4:1 

48 kg Jacqui Park (Ontario) win over vs. Maria Milano (VEN) 11:4

Arianne Fortin (Quebec) win over Y. Guillen (DOM) RSC

October 6, 2009

Mandy Bujold (Ontario) win over M Callabero (MEX) 13-1

Melanie Grennon (Quebec) loss to E. Matos (BRA) 10:0.

Vicki Pellitier (Quebec) win over  L. Providence (TRI) RSC

October 7, 2009

Semi Finals
48kg Jacqui Park (Ontario) loss to P. Benevides (ARG) 10:7

51kg Mandy Bujold (Ontario) win over E. Soeres (BRA) 9:5

54kg Vicky Pellitier (CAN) win over C. Marquez (BRA)

60kg Alison Hunter (Ontario) loss to A. Arajuo (BRA) RSC-H

64kg Stephany Walker (CAN) win over S. Carvalho (BRA) 8-2

69kg Susan Haas (Alberta) loss to A. Wasson (USA) 15-14

75kg Arianne Fortin (Quebec) win over B. Feitosa(BRA) 18-6

October 8, 2009

51kg Mandy Bujold (Ontario) loss to. Y. Benavides (ARG) 8-6

54kg Vicky Pellitier (Quebec) win over D. Dionisius (ARG) 9-2

64 kg Stephanie Walker (CAN) loss to Q. Underwood (USA) 18-2

75kg Arianne Fortin (Quebec) won over C. Mejia(ECU) 26-3

81kg Melinda Watpool (Ontario) loss to T. Hemingway (USA) 5-2