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Pulling no punches: The Saudi female boxer breaking exercise taboo

Mar 30, 2018 16:45 IST
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Halah Alhamrani runs a gym for women called FlagBoxing in the western Red Sea city of Jeddah in Saudi Arabia. The 41-year-old female boxing trainer is asserting a right long denied to many women in the conservative kingdom -- the right to exercise. But dramatic social reforms are sweeping Saudi Arabia, including a historic decree allowing women to drive from June. Her gym offers fitness classes such as callisthenics, CrossFit, boxing and kickboxing and its motto is ‘Fight Like A Girl’. Click on the link to read the story