Women's Boxing
Tokyo 2020 marked the first time for Japan to field female boxers in the Olympics. Young flyweight Namiki Tsukimi claimed a hard-fought bronze following several years of specialist training and impressive performances. At only 1 meter 53 tall, the short-statured fighter has gained a reputation for lightning speed and powerful punching. A high-octane dynamo in the ring, her ability to dictate a fight's tempo often overwhelms her opponents. We catch up with Namiki as she reflects on her medal-winning performance in Tokyo and the road she traveled to get there.