Clip #
3262

Afghan Girls Take to the Gym to Practice Boxing in Defiance of Taliban Threats

January 05, 2012

Afghan Girls Take to the Gym to Practice Boxing in Defiance of Taliban Threats

Duration:
02:01
Source:
Al-Arabiya TV (Dubai/Saudi Arabia)
Show Details

Intro:

Following are excerpts from a report on female boxers in Afghanistan, which aired on Al-Arabiya TV on January 6, 2012:   Reporter: These girls undergo intensive training in this modestly equipped gym. The broken mirrors, dusty floors, and threats from the Taliban have not discouraged Shaban or her younger sister Sadaf from practicing female boxing, their preferred sport.   Female boxer: I have to have great success in the world of boxing, and to win a gold medal in the 2012 London Olympics, f...

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