At just 26, Kim Clavel won the gold medal at the continental championships.
It was at this exact moment, when her hand was raised to declare her champion of the Americas, that the athlete felt a page of her career turn.
She was always attracted to boxing, but feeling that she had not "done enough" according to her, she remained in the amateur ranks. In light of his recent achievements, it can be said that going to the professional was the best decision of his life!
It was in 2006 that the boxer started her career ... and her passion. A native of Crabtree, Kim went to the doors of the Boxing Club where she met coach Michel Morin. Immediately, their complicity makes them reap victories. With many provincial titles won and the bronze medal at the Canadian championship, they become Joliette's stars when she wins gold at the 2010 national championships. She is barely 19 years old, but she already represents Canada internationally.
In 2011, at three weeks of the Canadian championships, everything changes. Kim then works in a screen factory, and his hand goes under a steamroller. The nerve is affected and for 3 months she will not feel in half of her hand. This is the nightmare of any athlete. All the same, she is attending the national championships to cheer on her national teammates. She observes Coach Danielle Bouchard and the method she plans with her fighters. The team dynamics and work of this experienced woman begins to intrigue Kim.
Some time later, when the hand of the boxer is restored, Danielle and Michel agree to jointly train Kim. Then, always looking for new challenges, she moved to Montreal to begin nursing studies. She will represent Montreal Boxing Club.
And the adventure continues ... at the 2012 Canadian Championship, Kim wins gold for a second time! During her 6 years on the national team, she climbed to the 5th rank in the world thanks to her great performances. With a 65th victory in 80 fights, she ends her amateur career with pride.
Always surrounded by ex-professional boxer Danielle Bouchard, Kim feels ready and above all well equipped to meet the challenges ahead.