Tajikistan: Female Boxer Fights Odds, Wins Olympic Bronze · Global Voices

Posted: August 10, 2012 in Sport, Tajikistan, Women

Mavzuna Chorieva, a 19-year-old athlete from Tajikistan, won a bronze medal in the women’s lightweight boxing at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.

The fighter who was Tajikistan’s flag-bearer at the opening ceremony eliminated the highly ranked Chinese boxer Cheng Dong in a quarterfinal match on August 6, before losing her semi-final against veteran Irish fighter Katie Taylor two days later. The 26-year-old Irish who had previously won four world championships and five European titles consequently took gold.

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via Tajikistan: Female Boxer Fights Odds, Wins Olympic Bronze · Global Voices.

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