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On Losing Winners: Women Box from WNYC

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Tiffanie Hearn, 165 lbs from San Diego, collapses when she finds out she's lost a fight she thought she won. (Sue Jaye Johnson)

In the fourth episode of the Women Box podcast, we spend some time with boxers who have trained for years to compete in the U.S. Olympic Team Trials and have dreamed for years of going to the 2012 Games in London. Boxers train their bodies to fight and train their minds to believe they can win. But in this episode, Tiffanie Hearn of San Diego loses by a point. Alex Love underestimates her opponent. Others lose their chance to compete because of injuries. 

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About Women Box

Men have boxed in the Olympic games since the ancient Greeks adopted the sport more than two thousand years ago. Women, never. That changes this year, when women enter the Olympic boxing ring for the first time.

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