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Marjan Kalhor, a member of Iran’s national Alpine skiing team, had booked a place in the second round of the World Championships in Sweden, but in a strange but praiseworthy move informed the referees about her fault and was disqualified.
Tochal, five kilometres away from the Iranian capital of Tehran, is the closest ski resort to an urban area in Iran, and has gained an increasing popularity as it is always accessible to those interested in skiing and mountaineering.
Parham Maghsoodloo, or Parhamov, is an 18-year-old Iranian chess player known as Iran’s Kasparov for his participation in many international competitions and the numerous awards he has won.
Loss of both legs is definitely the worst thing that can happen for a professional mountaineer who is also a member of the country's national team and has the experience of climbing the world’s high peaks. But it’s not the end of the story.