In a long letter he sent on May 13th to members International Olympic Committee, Steven Guilbeault argues that athletes who choose to become a mother should not have to put their careers on the line.
According to the minister, Mandy Bogold was dismissed
It sends a negative message to math around the world: You can be an athlete or a mum, but not both.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, two Olympic qualifying events have been canceled. To qualify its boxers for the Olympics, the IOC had to retreat to 2018 and 2019. However, in the three events now counted to qualify, Mandy Bogold was on maternity leave. Therefore, you did not get any qualification points.
Mr Guilbeault considers the qualification method used to be representative
A huge institutional problem.
The decision to become a mother in 2018 should in no way punish Ms. Bogold and prevent her from competing in the Olympics.
Mandy Bogold intends to withdraw from competition after the Tokyo Olympics. So she was hoping to quit the sport with a medal around her neck.
He was the attorneys for a French Ontary boxer She sent a letter to the International Olympic Committee requesting that her performance be observed after giving birth, but to no avail.Mandy Bogold now turns to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) To make his case heard, but time is running out.
The Tokyo Olympics is scheduled to begin on July 23
On Monday evening, the boxer congratulated her three team-mates, who were officially qualified for the games, on Monday: Miriam da Silva (69 kg), Tamara Thibault (75 kg) and Caroline Veer (57 kg).