Anush Grigoryan was still nine years old when she watched prominent Armenian professional boxer Vic Darchinyan’s bout and decided that she was also going to be in the ring one day. It was then that she began to train in kickboxing at a sports school that was opened at her native village of Gai in Armenia’s Ararat province. In 2010, when women’s boxing became an Olympic sport, Anush decided to pursue her career in boxing.

Anush Grigoryan, 19, has already won prizes at numerous youth championships and competitions. Sport has become a lifestyle for her as the young athlete trains hard every day in the village gym, which, though, does not appear to be quite suitable for training.