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Tajikistan: Female Boxer Breaks Stereotypes

Categories: Central Asia & Caucasus, Tajikistan, Citizen Media, Sport, Women & Gender

Mavzuna Chorieva [1], a female boxer representing Tajikistan at the London Olympics, has moved to the semifinals of the lightweight tournament after eliminating [2] China's Dong Cheng. She is now guaranteed a medal. Jasur Ashurov writes [3] on Twitter: “Go Mavzuna! You have already broken major stereotypes about Tajik women, particularly female athletes.”