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Fighting for gold - the rise of women’s boxing

 Spare Change News - USA 30 July 2019

This month, female boxers will contend for gold medals for the first time ever, at the 2012 Summer Games in London, but their path to the Olympics has been long and difficult. Writer and boxer Noelle Swan gets in the ring with Jamie Jacobsen to prove exactly what female boxers are made of. (1447 Words) - By Noelle “Piranha” Swan

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2. In the USA, the popularity of boxing among women is on the rise and this year's 2012 Olympic Games in London welcomes female boxers to the competition for the first time in history. Photo: Thomas Chevalier

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In recent years, women's boxing has grown in popularity as a competitive sport and form of exercise. Photo: Thomas Chevalier

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In recent years, women's boxing has grown in popularity as a competitive sport and form of exercise. In addition to weight and cardio training, a boxer's workout includes of punching a heaving bag, shadow boxing an invisible opponent with light hand weights, hitting focus pads or mitts with a coach or a partner, and, for those that choose, sparring in the ringPhoto: Thomas Chevalier

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In recent years, women's boxing has grown in popularity as a competitive sport and form of exercise. In addition to weight and cardio training, a boxer's workout includes of punching a heaving bag, shadow boxing an invisible opponent with light hand weights, hitting focus pads or mitts with a coach or a partner, and, for those that choose, sparring in the ringPhoto: Thomas Chevalier

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In recent years, women's boxing has grown in popularity as a competitive sport and form of exercise. In addition to weight and cardio training, a boxer's workout includes of punching a heaving bag, shadow boxing an invisible opponent with light hand weights, hitting focus pads or mitts with a coach or a partner, and, for those that choose, sparring in the ring.Photo: Thomas Chevalier

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This month, female boxers will contend for gold medals for the first time ever, at the 2012 summer games in London, but their path to the Olympics has been long and difficult. Photo: Thomas Chevalier


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