Pakistan’s first female boxer Mehreen Baloch is all set to take part in Commonwealth Games.
A national women’s boxing champion and a bronze medalist from the South Asian Games, Mehreen is the only female boxer in the Pakistani contingent. She is also the first-ever female boxer from Pakistan to feature in the Commonwealth games.
Mehreen was named among the five-member squad for the multisport event that’s scheduled to start in Birmingham, UK, on Thursday. She is likely to play her first bout on August 2 in the 57kg category.
Talking about the experience in Birmingham, Mahreen said that she is proud to be part of Pakistan’s contingent in the Commonwealth Games as the country’s only female boxer in the event.
“I don’t have enough words to share with you how honoured I am to achieve this. It is, indeed, a proud moment for me,” she said. The boxer from Lyari said that while being the first female boxer from Pakistan at this stage puts her under pressure, she is prepared to counter the challenge.
“I’ve worked really hard. I’ve believed in myself and my hard work and I am hopeful of giving positive results for the country,” she said.
Talking about her aims, Mehreen said that her target is to not only represent the country at Olympic Games but also win a medal for the country.
“I don’t want to stop at South Asian, Asian, or Commonwealth level. My ultimate goal is to be at the Olympics and win a medal for my country,” she said.