Tammara Thibeault pumps her fist in celebrationLeah Hennel/COC
Leah Hennel/COC

Tammara Thibeault


Tammara Thibeault made her Olympic debut at Tokyo 2020 where she advanced to the quarterfinals of the women’s 75kg event, matching Canada’s best-ever Olympic result in any women’s boxing event. After that defeat, she did not lose a fight heading into Paris 2024. 

Thibeault was crowned middleweight world champion at the 2022 IBA World Boxing Championships. Thibeault swept through to the final on unanimous decisions in her first three bouts before finishing off with a 4-1 victory over Panama’s Atheyna Bylon. It was her second straight world championship podium, following the bronze medal won in 2019. Thibeault didn’t get a chance to defend her world title as Canada was among the many countries that opted not to send any boxers to the 2023 IBA World Championships in protest of the world governing body, which had been suspended by the IOC. 

Thibeault had another major victory in 2022 as she won gold at the Commonwealth Games, improving upon the bronze she had won in 2018. She won back-to-back gold medals at the AMBC Pan American Championships in 2022 and 2023. She had previously won gold at the continental championships in 2017 and 2019, the former being her first senior international tournament. 

Thibeault’s post-Tokyo 2020 win streak also included a gold medal at the Santiago 2023 Pan American Games. She had competed at her first Pan Am Games at Lima 2019, coming home with a bronze medal before later being upgraded to silver after her semifinal opponent was disqualified for doping.

In 2018, Thibeault suffered two nose fractures and had to go without contact for eight weeks, which was not ideal just a few months before her first world championships. But she got headgear with a bar to protect her nose as much as possible and ended up making the quarterfinals at the worlds. 

A Little More About Tammara

Getting into the Sport: Took up boxing at age 9 because her father and brother were attending a class for fun… Began competing at age 12… Was inspired to compete for Canada while watching the first women’s Olympic boxing competition at London 2012… Outside Interests: Graduated in 2023 with a Bachelor degree in Urban Studies from Concordia University with plans to pursue a Masters in Architecture, specializing in sustainable housing… Enjoys reading, singing, and hiking during her time off… Odds and Ends: Collects snow globes from different places she travels… Brings her stuffed teddy bear Groot to every tournament… Favourite Motto: Have fun, and kick butt…

Olympic Highlights

Games Sport Event Finish
Tokyo 2020Boxing75kg Middleweight - Women5

Notable International Results

Olympic Games: 2020 - 5th (75kg)

Pan American Games: 2023 - GOLD (75kg); 2019 - SILVER (75kg)

Commonwealth Games: 2022 – GOLD (75kg); 2018 - BRONZE (75kg)

IBA World Championships: 2022 – GOLD (75kg); 2019 - BRONZE (75kg); 2018 - Quarterfinals (75kg)

AMBC Pan American Championships: 2023 – GOLD (75kg); 2022 – GOLD (75kg); 2019 - GOLD (75kg); 2017 - GOLD (75kg)