Imagine swimming in a wet suit, a swimming cap, a scarf secured tightly around your face, and a body-covering cape — and then being told the attire is too revealing. That’s what Iranian swimmer Elham Asghari was wearing on June 11 when she swam for eight hours along the Caspian Sea coast in northern Iran for what she says was a record-breaking distance — for an Iranian woman, in those waters — of 20 kilometers.
Female Iranian swimmer Elham Asghari
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