Muslim women were first allowed to box in hijabs

Мусульманкам впервые разрешили боксировать в хиджабах

The international Amateur Boxing Association allowed women to be in hijab, reports “Bagnet” with reference to Boxingscene.

Following the meeting in Istanbul, leaders of the International Amateur Boxing Association (AIBA) decided to allow women to fight in a sports hijab. The decision was made on religious grounds, which some players would like to play in a special outfit.

The wearing of the hijab during the competition is also allowed in several other sports – volleyball, basketball and fencing.