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Sports Bujold defends title, Veyre wins gold in women's boxing at Pan Am Games

Canada’s Mandy Bujold, left, lands a vicious left hook against Peruvian Lucy Valdivia Bravo in flyweight boxing at the Pan Am Games on July 17. Bujold won a unanimous decision to advance to the next round of fights.

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Canada earned back-to-back gold medals in boxing on Saturday night at the Pan American Games.

Mandy Bujold of Kitchener, Ont., beat Marlen Esparza of the United States in a split decision in the women's flyweight final.

Bujold is the first woman to win two Pan American boxing championships.

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Montreal's Caroline Veyre defeated Argentina's Dayana Sanchez in a split decision in the women's lightweight final.

Veyre's win came just minutes after Bujold's gold-medal winning performance.

Countries are sorted by most gold medals

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