Friday, April 12, 2024

Iranian Athletes

AFC releases poster to mark Iranian New Year, Nowruz

The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) has congratulated Nowruz, the Persian New Year, by releasing a poster of a few high-profile athletes of the country.

FIFA president sympathizes with Iranians over death of female football player

The president of the international governing body of football association, FIFA, has posted a message of condolences on the death of female Iranian football player Melika Mohammadi who died in a car accident on Sunday. 

Iran’s under-16 volleyball team crowned at 2023 Asian Championship

The Iranian men's national under-16 volleyball team has defeated the host nation to claim the top position at the conclusion of the inaugural edition of the Asian Men’s U16 Volleyball Championship in Uzbekistan.

Iranian soccer player dies of cardiac arrest on football pitch 

A young Iranian soccer player has died of cardiac arrest on a football pitch in the province of Mazandaran, northern Iran.

‘Khalil the Eagle,’ Iran’s strong athletic man, dies at 98

Iranian athlete Khalil Tarighat-Peyma, whose name was recorded in the Guinness Book of Records for lifting a 2-ton elephant, has died at the age of 98.

Iran lifts travel ban on football legend Ali Daei

Iranian authorities have lifted a ban on football legend Ali Daei and his wife.

Iranian karateka seeks asylum in Switzerland

An Iranian karateka has applied for asylum in Switzerland after participating in competitions in France.

Iran’s footballer Taremi ranks 4th in top scorer ranking in 2022: UEFA

Striker of Iran’s national soccer team and FC Porto club, Mehdi Taremi, is among the top scorers for his club and country in 2022.

Iran’s Kurash lady crowned world’s best female player of year

Iranian Kurash player Fatemeh Barmaki has been crowned as the world’s best female athlete of the year 2022 in her sports category by the International Kurash Federation.

Former Iranian footballer Ali Daei criticizes removal of wife, child from Dubai-bound flight

Iran’s former footballer Ali Daei has criticized a move by authorities to return his wife and child to the Iranian Island of Kish while they were en route from Tehran to the United Arab Emirates.

Iranian bodybuilder wins 2022 Mr. Olympia title

Renowned Iranian bodybuilder Hadi Choopan, known as ‘Iranian Wolf', won the 2022 Mr. Olympia contest.

Iranian freestyle wrestler among world’s top 5

Iranian athlete Kamran Ghasempour's name is mentioned in the list of the top five freestyle wrestlers in the 2022 Freestyle Wrestling World Cup.

Iranian soccer player Voria Ghafouri released from detention

The Iranian Judiciary says soccer player Voria Ghafouri has been released from detention, days after he was taken into custody on charges of “insulting” officials over protests in the country and the national soccer team.

Iranian footballer Vooria Ghafouri detained for “insulting Team Melli”

Security forces in Iran have arrested a footballer for “insulting government officials over the protests in the Islamic Republic and affronting the national Iranian football team.”

Iran sitting volleyball team snatches gold medal for 8th time

Iran's men's national sitting volleyball team won the gold medal at the World Sitting Volleyball Championship in Sarajevo. This is the eighth time the team ranks first in the world championship.

Iran team wins World Beach Soccer Cup

Iran national beach football team defeated Brazil at the 2022 UAE Intercontinental Beach Football to become Asia-America champion.

Iran’s Greco-Roman wrestlers stand first in world

Iranian national Greco-Roman team beat host team Azerbaijan Republic "despite referees' biased judgement" to become world champion of 2022.

Iranian soccer player Mahini released on bail

Iranian soccer player Hosseini Mahini, who had been arrested for ‘instigating unrest’ following the death of a young woman in police custody, was released on Tuesday evening after posting bail.

Iranian footballer arrested for “instigating unrest”

Iranian security forces have arrested a footballer for allegedly instigating unrest during the recent protests following the death of a 22—year-old girl in morality police headquarters.

2022 world championship: Iran freestyle wrestling team finishes runners-up

Iran's national freestyle wrestling team won 2 gold, 3 silver and 2 bronze medals and 150 team points, standing as the runner-up of the 2022 World Championships in Serbia.

Iranian actress Negar Javaherian climbs to summit of Mount Damavand

Iranian Actress Negar Javaherian has climbed to the summit of the world’s fifth highest mountain, Mount Damavand.

France denies Iran national golf team visas

France had refused to grant visas to the players of Iran national golf team for the 2022 international competitions.

Iran’s young Taekwondo girls, boys crowned champions at Asian competition

Iran’s young Taekwondo boys and girls have been crowned champions at the 4th Asian Cadet Taekwondo Championships in the city of Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam.

Iran U18 Volleyball team stands second in Asia

Japan won the title of the Asian Men’s U18 Volleyball Championship after winning Iran 3-0 in the final match in Tehran.

Iranian Greco-Roman wrestlers win title in world championships

The U20 Greco-Roman World Championship ended on Sunday in Bulgaria with the Iranian team winning the first place.

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