Under the Radar: Female Tajikistan Boxer Wins Bronze

While many are paying attention to the Big Five nations’ medal counts, a female boxer is breaking stereotypes in Tajikistan by winning her country a bronze medal. Mavzuna Chorieva, 19, beat the highly favored Chinese boxer Cheng Dong to earn her medal.

Why is this significant?

In Tajikistan, combat related sports are generally forbidden to women. Read about her amazing story, including how she could only train with men as opponents on Global Voices.

Tajikistan: Female Boxer Defies Stereotypes, Wins Olympic Bronze (Global Voices)

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