Mavzuna Chorieva, Tajikistan’s “Million Dollar Baby” who brought the country a bronze medal in the women’s lightweight boxing at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, has hung up her gloves, at least for a year.
On October 27, the 19-year old boxer got married and announced [ru] that she would not return to the boxing ring until after she has a child. ”I love the sport,” she told journalists. “But family is more important to me.”
Global Voices Online reported on August 9, that Chorieva’s success at the 2012 Olympics made her a “role model” for thousands of girls in the country.