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THINKER

Inspiring women in boxing

ZEINA NASSAR Zeina

N a s s a r,

practising

20,

Muslim.

Inspiring women in

is

boxing

a

K A TI E TA Y L O R

Fo r

h e r, t h e re i s n o c o n f l i c t b e t w e e n h e r re l i g i o n and

her

passion

w h a t s o e v e r. German

Katie

The

Ta y l o r,

participated

in

the

32, first

champion

w o m e n ’s b o x i n g m a t c h t h a t

b o xe s i n f u l l g e a r a n d

took place on Irish soil.

hijab and thus defies not

S h e i s t h u s a ro le m o d e l i n

o n ly t h e e x i s t i n g v i e w s o n

the boxing scene. Between

gender

2005 and 2015, she won

and

s t e re o t y p e s ,

b u t a l s o a l l p re j u d i c e . I t i s

several

due to her that the German

t h e E u ro p e a n a n d Wo r l d

Boxing

Championships

and

well as the International

O ly m p i c

in

2012.

Boxing Association AIBA,

To d a y,

the

world

h a v e c h a n g e d t h e i r d re s s

champion of the two boxing

code for women's fights.

a s s o c i a t i o n s W B A a n d I B F.

Association,

as

205

gold

gold she

is

medals

in won

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