By Bella Fitzpatrick
West Aussie champion boxer Caitlin Parker, 24, is headed to the postponed Tokyo 2020 Olympics in July 2021. Caitlin is hopeful to bring back a gold medal in the middleweight division, which would make her the first Australian Boxer to win a gold medal at the Olympics.
This would follow her success at the 2018 Commonwealth Games where she won the silver medal in her division.
Caitlin’s father and partner are members of CFMEU and our Union could not be more proud to sponsor her as she blazes a trail for Australian Boxing and Women’s sport on the global stage.
She faces a busy lead up to the Tokyo games and expects to be travelling interstate through Christmas and into next year to train, before heading overseas in May to compete in preparation for the Olympics.
Caitlin began boxing at eleven years old for fitness and self-defence after achieving a black belt in Tae Kwon Do, and won her first national title at just 14 years old.
We’re proud of you Caitlin.