Ontario’s Scarlett Delgado has won a silver medal at the 2024 USA Boxing International Invitational hosted in Pueblo, Colorado.

The Invitational welcomed 120 boxers from 17 countries for five days of high-level competition in 13 Olympic weight categories (seven for men and six for women) on April 16-20, 2024.

Representing Canada were National team members Scarlett Delgado (54 kg), who trains out of Destiny Boxing in Kitchener, ON under head coach Syd Vanderpool, and Tammara Thibeault (75 kg), who trains at the INS with Boxing Canada in Montreal, Quebec. In advance of the competition, Scarlett and Tammara participated in a 10-day international training camp at the US Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs.

Scarlett’s first bout of the tournament took place on Thursday, April 18 where she faced Germany’s Meryem Binbir. Scarlett took the unanimous decision (UD) win on points (0:5) to advance to the semifinals the following evening.

In the semifinal session, Scarlett would be tested against the USA’s second seeded Kayla Gomez. Scarlett prevailed with another impressive UD win (5:0), securing her spot in the finals.

The final bout of the tournament led to Great Britain’s Charley Davison with the result favouring the British opponent; a 3:1 win on points (one judge scored a tie). The hard-fought battle rewarded Scarlett with a silver medal—an incredible achievement at this prestigious tournament!

Ultimately, the three competitive international bouts and 10 days of world class sparring were part of Scarlett’s preparations for the upcoming Boxing World Qualifiers.

The next stop on the road to the Paris 2024 Olympics will lead Scarlett and members of Team Canada—including Ontario’s McKenzie Wright (50 kg) and Justin Parina (51 kg)—to Bangkok, Thailand for the final World Qualification Tournament on May 23-June 3, 2024. Best of luck to all of Ontario and Canada’s athletes on their Olympic journeys.

Congratulations to both Scarlett Delgado and Tammara Thibeault (gold) on their impressive performances at the 2024 USA Boxing International Invitational.

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