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Boxer Parent earns bronze, with more to come for Canada in Commonwealth Games ring

Canadian boxer Marie-Jeanne Parent lost her semifinal Wednesday but will leave the Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia with a bronze medal.

Quebec City native was last athlete named to team in place of Mandy Bujold

Sandy Ryan of England (red) and Marie-Jeanne Parent of Canada (blue) are seen during their 69 kilogram semifinal bout at the Commonwealth Games on Wednesday in Gold Coast, Australia. (Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

Canadian boxer Marie-Jeanne Parent lost her semifinal Wednesday but will leave the Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia with a bronze medal.

And Canada will earn five more medals in the boxing ring, with only the colour to be decided.

Parent lost a 4-1 decision to England's Sandy Ryan in the 69-kilogram division.

The 22-year-old from Quebec City was the last athlete named to the team, summoned a little more than a month before the games when Mandy Bujold withdrew.

Also Wednesday, Caroline Veyre of Montreal was stopped by Nigeria's Yetunde Odunga in the 60 kg quarter-final.

The losses were the first for Canada at the boxing meet.

In the last fight of the night, Montreal's Harley-David O'Reilly won by walkover over Cameroon's Ulrich Rodrigue Yombo in the men's 81 kg quarter-final.

He will be joined in the semifinals by Sabrina Aubin of St-Jean, Que., (57 kg), Montreal's Tammara Thibeault (75 kg), Eric Basran of Vancouver (56 kg) and Thomas Blumenfeld of Montreal (64 kg).

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