Saudi Arabia’s first female boxing champion wins global competition

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Saudi boxer Dona Mohammed al-Ghamdi has won the 2018 International Boxing Championship, which concluded in the Jordanian province of Balqa on Friday.

Ghamdi is the only Saudi boxer to compete on an Arab and international level.


Last year, she participated in the Arab Boxing Championship, which was also held in Jordan.

الملاكمة السعودية دُنى الغامدي
الملاكمة السعودية دُنى الغامدي

The tournament was attended by several boxers from Arab and international countries, such as Norway, Germany, Palestine, Egypt, Iraq, UAE, Lebanon and Kuwait, as well as Jordan.

In an interview with Al Arabiya last October, Ghamdi said she started practicing to become a boxer as soon as she finished high school and now has three black belt and four medals.

الملاكمة السعودية دُنى الغامدي
الملاكمة السعودية دُنى الغامدي

Dona took up boxing four years ago in her bid to lose weight after her previous attempts had failed. As a result, her weight had come down from 155 kg to 80 kilograms in nine months.

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