The tragic death of an Olympic boxing coach in a fire off the south coast of Montreal has created a shock wave in society as she paves the way for “women coaches”.
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“In the world of amateur boxing in Quebec, when we mentioned Chantal Lipp, not everyone knew her. […] Wherever she goes, she makes an impression on people, ”said Roxanne LeBlanc, a 55-year-old woman who has won the Canadian Championship twice under her watch.
The 30-year-old woman, who has known the victim for the rest of her life, admitted that she lost a “friend and confidant” in the tragedy, in St.-Catherine’s on Sunday, when Mrs. Lippే’s residence caught fire violently at 9.45pm.
By the time firefighters arrived, the clash was already significant and the fires had spread very quickly. For some reason still unknown, the boxing coach was unable to leave on time.
Mrs. Lipp యొక్క’s spouse, Andre Blaise, also known in the boxing world, was able to leave home. However, he was hospitalized after inhaling a lot of smoke. Police said the fires were accidental.
The news of Chantal Lipp’s death has hit the boxing community in Quebec hard, and it is well respected. Huge sympathy erupted through social media.
“The Olympic boxing world is tightly knit in Quebec. […] This is shocking news for Ariane Fortin-Brochu, President of the Quebec Olympic Boxing Federation. She is remembered as an inspiring, attentive, determined coach. Words were too weak to describe how passionate she was. ”
“She’s been in every moment of my life, it’s very difficult or happy. […] She always understood how I felt, ”said Roxanne LeBlanc.
Even in defeat, the coach needs respect for the opponent.
“If you are not going to compliment your opponent, if you are disrespectful, you are going to hear about it. It is not accepted in Chantal’s gym,” said Isabelle Maynard, who also trained the victim.
“She took me to places I’ve never been. I dreamed of boxing and thanked her,” she said.
There is support, I owe him a lot.
She hopes to see more “female coaches” in all disciplines. She also wanted to launch a Facebook page to bring them all together, a project that eventually did not see the light of day.