29 Feb '16, 3pm

In Pakistan, young female boxers punch through gender barriers

KARACHI — In a dense and dusty neighbourhood in the southern Pakistani city of Karachi, eight young girls lined up against a cement wall, touching their hands to their faces in prayer before boxing practice began. For the last six months, these athletes-in-the-making have been training at the Pak Shaheen Boxing Club in Lyari, a packed Karachi ward known more for its internecine gang warfare than for breaking glass ceilings. During the week, a dozen girls, aged eight to 17, go to the club after school to practise their jabs, hooks and upper cuts for hours in the hope of one day bringing a medal home to Pakistan. “I have been training since I was a child,” said Urooj Qambrani, 15. “Inshallah, I will become an international boxer. ... I will make Pakistan’s name famous.” Pakistani women have been training as boxers in small numbers and competed in the South Asian Games last y...

Full article: http://www.todayonline.com/world/asia/pakistan-young-fema...

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