About the Show
Explore the controversy surrounding the recent entry of women into what has long been considered an exclusively male domain: the fight rings of sport. Jessica Rakoczy boxed her way off the tough streets of Hamilton, Canada to become the Women’s Lightweight Champion of the World. In contrast to Jessica’s gritty world of pro boxing, Lyndsay Belisle aimed for gold at the 2004 Athens Games in the first women’s freestyle wrestling competition in Olympic history. Find out what drives women fighters and the obstacles they face in achieving their dreams. Narrated by Sandra Oh.

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