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08/07/2012

The sweet science sours for Canadians. Translation, we didn't do well in boxing.

Steve Russell - Staff Photographer - @RussellPhotos

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Mary Spencer drops her quarter final match 17-14 to Jenzi Li in the 75 kg weight class in boxing  at the London 2012 Olympic Games.

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Mary Spencer had lost two bout heading into the Olympics.

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Mary Spencer has Jenzi Li on the ropes during their 75 kg weight class bout.

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Mary Spencer has Jenzi Li in the ropes.

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Mary Spencer takes a straight left.

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Mary Spencer leaves the ring after losing her opening bout at the Olympics.

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Mary Spencer drops her quarter final match to Jenzi Li in the 75 kg weight class in boxing.

The great/odd/wierd thing about boxing at the Olympics is that every match has their version of the kiss and cry.

The referee holds their wrists and then only raises one.

The thrill of victory and agony of defeat at an Olympic Games is amplified, and in international amateur boxing, there is always a doubt in boxers before the winner is announced.

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Germany's Stefan Hartel loses to Great Britian's Anthony Ogogo.

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Japan's Ryoto Murata wins over Turkey's Adem Kilicci.

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Mohammed Arjaoui falls to Italy's Roberto Cammarelle.

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Maria Volnova upsets defending world champion Savannah Marshall in the 75 kg weight class for women.

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After losing to her, Briton Natasha Jonas opens the ropes for Katie Taylor in the 51 kg weight class.

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Brazilian Adriana Araujo enters the stadium.

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Brazilian Adriana Araujo fights 

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Maria Volnova upsets defending world champion Savannah Marshall in the 75 kg weight class.

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American Claressa Shields wins her bout against Swede Anna Laurell.

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Yeah, Anna Laurell did not have fun against American Claressa Shields.

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Canadian Simon Kean in Blue loses to Ivan Dychko in the 91 kg Super heavyweight class.

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Canadian Simon Kean lost 20-6 to Ivan Dychko.

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Canadian Simon Kean did land a few blows on Ivan Dychko.

Now for something completely different.........

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Adam Van Koeverden heads to the starts line to begin his Olympic run with the 1000 metre kayak event.

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Toronto Star reporter Paul Hunter. middle, at the boxing venue!

 

 

 

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