St. Petersburg boxer hid her gender for the sake of fights with men
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the Girl-boxer from St. Petersburg Tatiana Vajdova on the eve of International women’s day talked about their difficult struggle for the abolition of female categories in sports. She has 17 Boxing matches, and all exclusively with men.
Tatiana agrees to step in the ring only with the representatives of the stronger sex, because women are “weak” does not believe. 22-year-old girl was forced to hide her gender, speaking at tournaments under the name Vladimir Ermolaev.
“When I came into the sport, I refused to admit that I’m weaker than men. The female category is allocated on the basis of the notion that women are weaker than men. Can you give an example: I arrived at the Amateur competitions. Came back and acted under the name Vladimir and won the fight. I was refused when I wanted to play under the name Tatiana” – quoted athlete Federal news Agency.
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Vajdova also added that five years working as a loader, however it can not employ officially, as Russian law forbids it to women. To become an office worker or retailer doesn’t she.
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Tatiana confessed that meets huge resistance in its path. She regularly faces harassment and insults in the address, but does not intend to stop.