Girl Boxers Train on Gaza City Beach During Coronavirus Lockdown

Young female boxers in Gaza who were prohibited from using gyms due to coronavirus restrictions trained on the beach in May, video posted by their coach shows.

Footage shared on social media throughout the month of May shows the girls wearing face masks in public training sessions on Gaza City Beach.

The girls’ coach, Osama Ayob, told Storyful he decided to train the young boxers on the beach after the lockdown went into effect. “There is a huge demand for female boxing in Gaza,” Ayob said, adding that he trains 20 girls between the ages of four and 16.

“There are many challenges. We don’t have enough boxing gloves and equipment,” Ayob told Storyful. Credit: Osama Ayob via Storyful