Caroline of Canada easily defeated Nicolina Kasic of Croatia in another 57kg under-boxing match to advance to the quarterfinals of the Tokyo Olympics on Monday.
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The other convinced the five judges to win by unanimous decision. She will now face Italy’s Irma Testa on Wednesday morning. The next round will be the third fight in four days as it has to go from the 16th.
They won the first Canadian victory in boxing. Wyatt Sanford and Mandy Buzzold bowed later this week. Quebecars Miriam da Silva (-69 kg) and Tammara Thibault (-75 kg) operate on Tuesday and Wednesday, respectively.
Bad luck in Chiba
In Chiba, Quebecler Alex Kai struggled to get off to a flying start in the foil fencing duel against German Peter Jopic and lost 15 to 12.
Kai quickly trailed by five points and leveled the gap until Jopich touched the 10-point mark. Kai then closed the gap, but he was never able to create a tie.
In Saber, Gabriella Page could not worry about American Marial Jagunis winning 15-3.
DeSera 26 e
In Izuo, Peter D’Serra is the only Canadian to take part in a mountain bike event. He completed seven loops of the course in 1 hour 31 minutes 45 seconds, which was a good performance for the 26th Echelon.
Diera finished 6:16 ahead of gold medalist Britain’s Thomas Pidcock. Swiss Matthias Fluoikiger (+20s) and Spaniard David Valero Serrano (+34s) also reached the podium.
In triathlon, Tyler Mislavchuk finished 15th at 1:46:28. Matthew Sharp had to finish 49th and last among all the contestants who finished the event.
Quebecist Rachel LeBlanc-Bazinet finished 12th and last in the weightlifting event in the under 55 kg category. She lifted 82kg in the snatch and then 99kg in the clean and jerk for a total of 181kg.