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Iranian boxer Sadaf Khadem

Iranian boxer Sadaf Khadem


Just like her coach Mahyar Monshipour, the 24-year-old Iranian is feeling the consequences of making history

Sadaf Khadem made double history for Iran this week: she has become the first Iranian woman to compete in an official boxing match, and she beat France's Anne Chauvin - who was playing home - in the final.

The problems started after that. Instead of joy, Sadaf was overwhelmed with consternation.

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