APRIL 17, 2023 | TORONTO, ON. – Ontario athletes on the Canadian national team won gold and bronze medals at the 41st International GeeBee Boxing Tournament in Helsinki, Finland.

The tournament, held on April 13-16, 2023, was organized by the Finnish Boxing Federation and welcomed over 140 athletes from across the world, including teams from Bahrain, Denmark, England, Germany, Lithuania, Netherlands, Scotland, Sweden, Ukraine, and the United States of America.

Ontario’s Jayden Trudell (Border City Boxing) won a gold medal in a thrilling, tactical bout against Jere Niemelainen (Finland) in the finals on Sunday. He also received the trophy for Best Fighter of the tournament, awarded to the athlete who shows the most heart and grit.

Umar Carcamo (King of the Ring) and Garinder Takhar (King of the Ring), who along with Jayden, recently joined the 2023-24 Canadian Elite National Team, gained invaluable international experience in hard-fought bouts as the competitive season heats up. In her first international tournament, Garinder captured the bronze medal in her bout against England’s Hannah Robinson. Umar received the bronze medal following his battle against Jamar Talley from the United States.

National Team veterans hailing from Ontario, Scarlett Delgado (Team Destiny) and Justin Parina, also had a successful tournament and earned bronze medals in their close split decision bouts against England’s Charley Davison and Germany’s Salah Ibrahim, respectively.

Team Canada Entries & Results at the GeeBee Tournament

Justin Parina – M51kg – Bronze Medal
Victor Tremblay – M57kg
Wyatt Sandford – M63.5kg – Bronze Medal
Jayden Trudell (ON) – M67kg – Gold Medal
Junior Petanqui – M71kg – Bronze Medal
Jonathan Hannah – M75kg – Silver Medal
Keven Beausejour – M80kg – Bronze Medal
Karl Deloys – M86kg – Bronze Medal
Umar Carcamo (ON) – M92kg – Bronze Medal
Jerome Feujio – M+92kg – Bronze Medal
Anne Marcotte – W50kg – Bronze Medal
Scarlett Delgado – W54kg – Bronze Medal
Marie Al-Ahmadieh – W57kg
Jessica Sparrow – W60kg
Garinder Takhar (ON) – W63kg – Bronze Medal
Charlie Cavanagh – W66kg – Bronze Medal
Tammara Thibeault – W75kg – Gold Medal

Congratulations to all the athletes, and thank you to Coach Cedric Benn (West Windsor Boxing Club) and the coaching team for supporting Team Canada throughout the GeeBee Tournament and training camp.

Links to all results are available at BoxingOntario.com.


Photos courtesy of Margit Kincses and Ville Salminen

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About Boxing Ontario:

Boxing Ontario is the only governing body for Olympic-style boxing in Ontario. As such, it is affiliated with Boxing Canada (CABA), the International Boxing Association (IBA) and the Ontario Ministry of Tourism, Culture, & Sport. Founded in 1972, Boxing Ontario encompasses over 150 clubs, 1,500 competitors, and more than 12,000 recreational members.

Boxing Ontario Media Contact:

Rebecca Freeman | Communications, Boxing Ontario | [email protected] | +1 416-426-7250

Interview Opportunities:

Interviews are available virtually, via email or phone with:

  • Board Members (contacts available upon request)
  • Erik Olsen (Executive Director, Boxing Ontario)
  • Athletes and coaches (contacts available upon request)

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