Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Canadian Boxers Bujold, Fortin and Biyarslanov Qualify for Rio Olympics

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Canadian Boxers Bujold, Fortin and Biyarslanov Qualify for Rio Olympics

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Three Canadian boxers qualify for Rio Olympics

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BUENOS AIRES, Argentina - Canadian boxers Mandy Bujold, Ariane Fortin and Arthur Biyarslanov have qualified for this summer's Rio Olympics.

The three fighters won their semifinal bouts at the American qualifying tournament Thursday to book their tickets to Brazil.

Bujold, from Kitchener, Ont., defeated Grazieli Jesus de Sousa of Brazil 3-0 in the 51-kilogram division.

A two-time Pan Am Games gold medallist, Bujold failed to qualify for the 2012 London Games where women's boxing made its Olympic debut.

She couldn't contain her excitement on social media Thursday.

"I'M GOING TO RIO!!!!!!!!" she tweeted. "Words can't describe the way I'm feeling right now! …

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