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A mother at 12, and raised in Nairobi’s gritty suburbs to survive by her fists, Christine Ongare dreams of becoming the first African woman to win an Olympic medal in boxing.

The 27-year-old Kenyan will have her chance in Tokyo — her first Games, and a moment she still cannot believe is coming true.

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