Tajik female boxer's hopes for Olympic games
9 July 2012 Last updated at 17:44 BST
Out of Tajikistan's 15 athletes taking part in this year's Olympic games, just three of them are women.
One of them is 20-year-old Mavzuna Chorieva who is hoping to strike a blow for female boxing in her country.
Karen Zarindast reports.
Video produced by BBC Persian's Shamsiya Qasim