Afghanistan's Female Boxing Champ Headed To The Olympics

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    Sadaf Rahimi, Afghanistan Girl, To Box At Olympics

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    Sadaf Rahimi, Afghanistan Girl, To Box At Olympics
     
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    That's great...Good for her! :clap2:
     
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    As long as she keeps her hair, body, arms, and legs covered; I see no problem with her competing in boxing.

    But I don't see why people think she is such a great role model for women; other than lesbians. :doubt:
     
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    Got nothing to do with SEX, SunniMouse... It's a triumph of humanity! :thup:




    After the Taliban banned women from participating in sporting events, the International Olympic Committee suspended Afghanistan from the games. Afghanistan missed the 2000 Olympics in Sydney as a result. The Taliban were toppled in 2001 and the suspension was lifted the following year. Afghanistan sent female athletes — for the first time in its history — to the 2004 Olympics in Athens.

    Rahimi, who has the support of her family in Kabul, is following in the footsteps of Robina Muqimyar, the female Afghan runner who competed in Athens. Another woman, Mehboda Ahdyar, was scheduled to go to the 2008 Beijing Games but couldn't compete because of injuries.

    "I am well aware that my opponents in the London 2012 Olympics are more powerful and even twice as good as me, but I have prepared myself to participate and win a medal," said Rahimi, who started boxing four years ago and won a silver medal during a boxing competition in Tajikistan.

    Female boxing is an unusual sport in a country like Afghanistan, where most of the women are still struggling for their rights and get little respect in the male-dominated society.
     
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    So women acting masculine and beating each other up is somehow a triumph for humanity?? :cuckoo:
     
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    No one is acting, dingbat, it's world class athletics! :thup:
     
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    Is it not interesting how with all the wars, people somehow still find time to get involved in world activities? Sometimes it makes you wonder if all the info we are given about these nations are correct. Wish the Champ good-luck!
     

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