As a girl in Pakistan she envied her brothers who were allowed to play out and be educated so she posed as a boy until the age of 14. Her father supported her and educated her at home channeling her into sport as an outlet fro her aggresssion. She was a top weightlifter and now a creditable squash player. Check out the interview on Good morning Sunday on radio 2. Women still face discrimintaion in many countries
Very inspiring indeed. What a loving father to allow his child to just be.
I was also untrigued Stealh so curtesy of wiki....
After being required to produce a birth certificate to play squash at age 16, the truth about Toorpakay's gender came out and she was subject to harassment and bullying from other players. Additionally, as a professional female sportsperson who played without a veil and in shorts, Toorpakay and her family were threatened as her actions were perceived as "un-Islamic." The Pakistani national squash federation provided security for her home and training venue, however Toorpakay decided it was a safer option to seek an opportunity to train internationally. For three years she wrote to clubs, players, and schools and received no response, until Jonathon Power replied.