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Last Woman Standing

In 2012, the Olympic games included women's boxing for the first time. That was the good news.

The bad news? Only three weight categories were admitted, instead of the usual eight.

Mary Spencer and Ariane Fortin were both world champion boxers. They were also the best of friends. For years they had toured together, competed together and confided in one another. But when the Olympics rolled around, they suddenly found themselves in the same weight category. This meant only one of them could represent Canada at the Games.

A new documentary, Last Woman Standing, tells the story of what happened to their friendship.

Juliet Lammers and Lorraine Price directed the documentary. They spoke to Elizabeth Robertson about their experience.

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