Mandy Bujold has finally won her battle with the Court of Arbitration for Sport regarding her disqualification from the Tokyo Olympics 2020 because of maternity leave.
There has already been a lot of ruckus on the Internet about mothers being denied proper opportunities at the Tokyo Olympics. Becoming a mother should not disqualify you from an opportunity to compete at the Olympic Games. You can be a mother and an athlete. Mandy deserved to represent Team Canada at the Olympics.
At last the right thing has been done. The CAS has agreed to Mandy Bujold’s terms.
The Court passed the verdict that the International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) Boxing Task Force (BTF) must include special consideration for the women who have missed their chances of qualification due to maternity leave.
The IOC decided to uphold the 2018 and 2019 events’ rankings as a qualifying criteria. This was not favorable to the Canadian as she was on maternity leave at that time.
It was the biggest fight of my career. It was also the most meaningful one.Mandy Bujold after winning the case
The 33-year old boxer believes that the court should be applauded for their decision. It is supportive of mothers and is a strong blow to the injustice against them.