For Jeanette Zacarias Zapata, just 18, the blows received during the boxing match against Marie Pier Houle were fatal
A dramatic news has arrived in recent days and has shocked the whole world of sport. Jeanette Zacarias Zapata, aged only 18, a great promise in women’s boxing, died following an illness accused during a match. The intervention of the rescuers and the timely transfer of the girl to the hospital were useless. She died shortly after arriving at the medical facility.
Only 18 years old, an immense talent in his hands, a life and a brilliant career ahead. All crushed by a mocking fate.
Sport, for many athletes, represents their whole life. But sport, like everything in life, involves gods risks which cannot always be calculated. And this is precisely the case in question.
Jeanette had traveled to Australia to participate in the GVM Gala International in Montreal. An unofficial competition but still followed by many people. He was in the ring with the Canadian Marie Pier Houle and the two were facing a fair and very balanced match.
Suddenly, after a couple of well-aimed shots in rapid succession from the Canadian, a left uppercut and a right hook, the Zapata is collapsed to the ground. After a few seconds he began to have convulsions, which immediately made him fear the worst and understand the gravity of the situation.
Aid to Jeanette Zacarias Zapata
Immediately in the ring the rescuers present in the building. They attempted to revive her on the spot, and then immediately transfer her to the neighbor hospital.
In the health facility, after a few hours of fighting for survival, Jeanette Zacarias Zapata is off forever.
To divulge the news of the death of the young athlete, he thought about it Yvon Michel, promoter of the event, who in turn had been warned by a family member of the victim.
It is with great sadness and despair that we learned, from a representative of her family, that Jeanette Zacarias Zapata disappeared this afternoon (Thursday 2 September ed) at 3.45 pm.
A few hours later, a public post also arrived by Marie Pier Houle, theopponent in the ring by Jeanette. Here are his words:
Boxing comes with many risks and dangers. This is our job, our passion. Never ever was the intention to seriously injure an opponent part of my plans.