In a lengthy letter sent to members on May 13th IOC, Steven Gilbolt argues, athletes who choose to become mothers do not need to keep their careers on the line.
According to the minister, Mandy Bujold was excluded
Sends a negative message to female athletes around the world: You can be an athlete or a mother, but not both.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, two Olympic qualifying events have been canceled. To qualify its boxers for the Olympics, the IOC had to go back to 2018 and 2019. Of the three events now counted for eligibility, however, Mandy Bujold is on maternity leave. Hence she did not get qualifying points.
Mr. Gilbolt felt that the qualifying method used represented
A huge organizational problem.
The decision to become a mother in 2018 should not penalize MS Bujold and prevent her from competing in the Olympics.
Mandy Bujold wanted to retire from competition after the Tokyo Games. So she decided to leave the sport with a medal around her neck.
There are lawyers for the Franco-Ontario boxer After childbirth she sent a letter to the IOC asking to consider her performance without success.Mandy Bujold has now turned to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) Listen to his reason, but time is running out.
The Tokyo Olympics begin on July 23
On Monday evening, the boxer congratulated his three teammates Miriam da Silva (69kg), Tammara Thibault (75kg) and Caroline Were (57kg) for officially qualifying for the Games.