Mandy is an amateur boxer whose career was launched following a successful 2006 when she claimed the Canadian National Championships and Boxer of the Year titles.
Since that time she has won 11 consecutive Canadian National championships, 3 continental championships, a bronze medal at the commonwealth games and 2 back to back Golds at the 2011 and 2015 Pan American Games. Mandy finished 5th at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. Since Rio, Mandy has started her own TeamBujold Sports Academy where she runs High Performance Mentorship Camps for Youth across Canada.
On this episode, Mandy and Joseph discuss topics such as:
•How she got into the sport
•How she stayed motivated to continue through setbacks
•Her mental routine and special superstition before every fight
•How she really felt being in the Olympic village (you will be very surprised by her answer)
•How she miraculously managed to fight in Rio even though she suffered a severe stomach flu the day before the fight
•A great story on pre fight mind games and visualization techniques she used to help her beat the best boxer in the world
•The importance of coaching in sport and life and how she dealt with the untimely passing of her own longtime coach and mentor
And much, much more!