WATCH: Meet Jodie Fagan, Waterford's Muay Thai star aiming for Paris 2024 3 months ago

WATCH: Meet Jodie Fagan, Waterford's Muay Thai star aiming for Paris 2024

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"I was told 'girls don't do Thai boxing, they do ballet.'"

Even if you're born with heaps of natural talent, the road to success in sport is never a straightforward one. When you're a quiet young girl trying to compete in a male-dominated and physical sport like Thai boxing, you'd better believe it's a hell of a lot more challenging.

Before she ever laced up a pair of gloves, Jodie Fagan was the quiet girl in the classroom. So much so that her teacher said to her parents that she needs to learn how to speak up for herself more.

As is often the case, mammy knew best. After making the move to Thai boxing (Muay Thai), Jodie suddenly realised her true potential.

The fact that she overcame that initial lack of confidence meant she was ready to take on any challenges the sporting world might throw at her. With an ever-growing list of trophies and medals already to her name, she has her eyes set on the biggest prize the sport has to offer, the 2024 Paris Olympics.

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