Team Manitoba won two boxing medals on Wednesday evening.
It started with Jawad Miakhail defeating Matthew Fraser of Nova Scotia to win bronze, followed by Justice Harborne settling for a silver medal in a match with British Columbia’s Brayden Sims.
“It feels great to win a bronze medal,” said Miakhail. “I controlled it (the fight). I was experienced and was able to control the pace of the fight and make him fight my fight.”
“(The Canada Games) was amazing, great experience,” he added.
Meanwhile, Harborne found himself in a fierce battle for gold and the match could have gone either way.
“I think the fight went okay,” said Harborne. “First round I did really well, second round got a little tired, both second and third round could have gone any way. Judges saw it his way. It’s okay…I’ll just work toward beating him next time.”
Overall, Harborne said he enjoyed the spirit of the Canada Winter Games.
“It was amazing, I’m pretty happy I got to be here,” he said. “It was something to remember.”
Fellow Team Manitoba boxer Mohammed Makhlouf just missed out on a medal, losing a bronze medal match to British Columbia’s Jonathan Hannah.