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Marjan Kalhor is a female Iranian Alpine skier

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marjan_Kalhor “Marjan Kalhor (Persian: مرجان كلهر ‎; born 21 July 1988 in Tehran[1]) is an Iranian Alpine skier who became the first Iranian woman to participate in the Winter Olympics, at the 2010 Vancouver…

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Female Iranian motor sports stars

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“At 28, Laleh Seddigh is known for her stunning looks and legendary driving skills…A PhD student from Tehran, she has been nicknamed “a little Schumacher” after the German Formula One champion. She has now…

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Farzaneh Rezasoltani female cross-country skier

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Farzaneh Rezasoltani (born September 13, 1985[1][2]) is a cross-country skier competing for Iran.

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Forough Abbasi female alpine skier

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Forough Abbasi (born September 15, 1993 in Shiraz, Iran[1]) is an alpine skier from Iran.

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Ehsan Ghaem-Maghami – the Iranian chess grandmaster who won against Anatoly Karpov and set a Guiness World Record in chess

Ehsan Ghaem-Maghami (born 11 January 1982) is a chess grandmaster (2000) from Iran. On the September 2011 FIDE list, he has an Elo rating of 2583. He is a bachelor of law and now is studying sports management at the … Continue reading

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Aravane Rezaï – Iranian–French tennis player

Aravane Rezaï is a professional Iranian–French tennis player. She has defeated many top players on the WTA circuit, such as Justine Henin, Venus Williams, Victoria Azarenka, Maria Sharapova, Dinara Safina, Francesca Schiavone, Caroline Wozniacki, Marion Bartoli, Flavia Pennetta, Jelena Janković … Continue reading

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Shadi Paridar – Iranian female chess grandmaster

Played for Iran in the Women’s Asian Team Chess Championships of 1995, 2003, 2005 and 2008. FIDE rating: 2250 Peak rating: 2274 Asian Indoor Games results for Shadi Paridar: Silver – 2007 Macau – Individual rapid Bronze – 2007 Macau … Continue reading

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Noora Naraghi – Iran’s female motocross champion

Noora Naraghi was born in Teheran on May 30th 1988. She is the first women’s Iran motocross champion. In 2009, she won Iran’s first-ever Female Motocross Championship. Links: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Noora_Naraghi http://www.telegraph.co.uk/expat/expatnews/6857478/Irans-female-motocross-champion-gets-uphill-ride.html

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Laleh Seddigh – Iranian female racing driver

A PhD student from Tehran, she has been nicknamed “a little Schumacher” after the German Formula One champion. She has been given the title of Iran’s best female racing driver. The story is featured in a BBC TV documentary called … Continue reading

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Atousa Pourkashiyan – Iranian female chess Grandmaster

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Atousa Pourkashiyan, Iranian chess Woman Grandmaster Atousa Pourkashiyan (Persian: آتوسا پور کاشیان‎, born 16 May 1988) is an Iranian chess Woman Grandmaster. In April 2010 she won Women’s Asian Chess Championship in Subic Bay.…

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Maryam Tousi: A woman with the speed of the wind

Maryam Tousi (born 5 December 1988 in Tehran) is an Iranian sprint athlete. She is the Iranian record holder in 100 m, 200 m, 400 m and 4×400 m relay. She studied Physical Education at University of Tehran. Medal record … Continue reading

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Female Iranian swimmer Elham Asghari

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 … Continue reading

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