View Full Version : Boxing: Arab Spring knocks out Tunisian's hopes

08-05-2012, 01:40 PM
http://l.yimg.com/bt/api/res/1.2/i7XXYWJazDl42cWzGh6sGQ--/YXBwaWQ9eW5ld3M7Zmk9ZmlsbDtoPTg2O3E9ODU7dz0xMzA-/http://media.zenfs.com/en_us/News/Reuters/2012-08-05T173031Z_1_CBRE8741CN100_RTROPTP_2_CSPORTS-US-OLY-BOXI-BXW60K.JPG (http://news.yahoo.com/boxing-arab-spring-knocks-tunisians-hopes-173031003--box.html)LONDON (Reuters) - Tunisian fighter Rim Jouini fought through barriers and prejudice to get women's boxing into the Olympics only for the Arab Spring uprising to derail her hopes of a gold medal. The 31-year-old lightweight fell to a 15-10 defeat by New Zealander Alexis Pritchard on Sunday in one of 12 bouts that brought an end to the last all-male sport at the Games. After the long wait to compete at an Olympics, a first round loss was bitterly disappointing for the Tunisian, who blamed the lost training time when Tunisia became the birthplace of the Arab Spring revolts at the end of 2010. ...

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