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Canadian boxer Fortin takes silver at Commonwealth Games

England's Savannah Marshall, left, in action against Canada's Ariane Fortin in the Women's Middleweigh (69-75kg) Final at the SSE Hydro, during the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland, Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014.

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Canadian boxer Ariane Fortin has won silver in the 75-kilogram class at the Commonwealth Games.

The 29-year-old from St. Nicholas, Que., lost to Savannah Marshall of England in a split decision.

Women's boxing is making its Commonwealth Games debut.

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Mandy Bujold of Kitchener, Ont., captured bronze in the 51 kg. class on Friday for Canada's first-ever women's Commonwealth boxing medal.

Fortin, a two-time world champion, suffered a heartbreaking loss to friend-turned-rival Mary Spencer for a spot on the 2012 London Olympic team.

Their heated battle for an Olympic berth was chronicled in the documentary "Last Woman Standing."

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