US teen makes history wearing hijab in boxing ring

A teenage girl from the state of Minnesota has made history by becoming the first person to compete fully covered in a US boxing event.

    A teenage girl from the state of Minnesota has made history by becoming the first person to compete fully covered in a US boxing event.

    Despite the loss, Amaiya Zafar, 16, who wears the hijab, says she has aspirations to box in the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.

    The hijab is a headscarf worn by many Muslim women who feel it is part of their religion.

    Al Jazeera's Ellery McCardle explains.


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