“In the ring, it’s all you”
Coach João Barros knows what boxer Tammara Thibeault has had her eyes on since she was ten years old: the Olympic Games. His words “In the ring, it’s all you” have kept Tammara going towards that goal. Whether in waiting for women’s boxing to become an Olympic sport, or in waiting out the health crisis that led to Tokyo 2020 being postponed, they remind Tammara that her determination and skills are the winning combination she brings with her into the ring. All she needs to do then is remember why she’s throwing punches.
Working with Coach Barros, who was previously the Boxing Canada national coach, Tammara has excelled at the 2018 AIBA World Championships and Commonwealth Games. Now, she’s got her eyes set on Tokyo 2020 once more.