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Mehreen Baloch becomes Pakistan’s first female Commonwealth Games boxer
The young Mehreen Baloch is the first boxer from her country to take part in the Commonwealth Games. She has big plans for the future. Mehreen is the only woman boxer in Pakistan. She has won bronze medals at both the national championships and the South Asian Games. She is also the first woman from Pakistan to box at the Commonwealth Games. Mehreen will be part of a five-person team at the multi-sport tournament that starts on Thursday in Birmingham, UK. She will likely make her first appearance in the 57kg division on August 2. Mahreen is the only woman boxer on Pakistan’s team at the Commonwealth Games.
She talked from Birmingham about how proud she was to be on Pakistan’s team. Even though she will be under a lot of pressure as Pakistan’s first female boxer, the Lyari boxer says she is ready for the challenge. The Pakistani boxer said that Mohammad Ali’s daughter, Laila Ali, was the first person to get her interested in the sport. The boxer has already won many national medals and a gold medal at the Asian Games, so a bronze medal at the South Asian Games isn’t enough for him. She said that her goal is to not only represent her country at the Olympics, but also to win a medal for the country.
“I don’t have enough words to share with you how honoured I am to achieve this. It is, indeed, a proud moment for me,” she said.
“I’ve worked really hard. I’ve believed in myself and my hard work and I am hopeful of giving positive results for the country,” she said.
“Though I started boxing after knowing about Mohammad Ali, it was his daughter Laila who inspired me the most. The way Laila fought in the ring was so encouraging for all the girls. There’s no doubt that she is my role model,” Mehreen said.
“I don’t want to stop at South Asian, Asian or Commonwealth level. My ultimate goal is to be at the Olympics and win a medal for my country,” she said. “This is not something impossible, If I continue to work hard, I can achieve this feat,” she concluded.