Friday, February 3, 2023

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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.

Two Iranians selected top AAWC coaches of 2022

Mohammad Bana and Pejman Dorostkar have been crowned the best wrestling coaches of the Asian Associated Wrestling Committee (AAWC) in 2022.

Iranian elderly man breaks record for keepie-uppies

A 67-year-old former soccer player sets a new record for kick-ups in Iran’s north-central province of Semnan.

Ansarifard first Iranian to score against Man U

Although former player of Iran’s Persepolis Ali Parvin scored a goal against English giants Manchester United in a friendly in 1975, Omonia Nikosia's striker Karim Ansarifard shocked the Red Devils in an official Europa League match on Thursday night as the first Iranian to smash the ball into the net.

Iran finish runners-up in world taekwondo junior championships

Iran’s male and female taekwondo teams finished second in the 2022 World Junior Championship in the Bulgarian capital Sofia after six days of competitions.

How two Iranian women reached the peak of Mount Everest

Last month, two Iranian women managed to reach the top of Mount Everest. Afsaneh Hesamifard and Elham Ramezani arrived at the peak on May 14 and 15, respectively, within a 30-day period.

Iranian Judo champion passes away due to electrocution

Iranian national Judo champion Arash Aghaei has passed away at the age of 30 after an electrocution incident at the bodybuilding club, where he exercised.

Iranian athletes bag 4 medals in Bulgaria wrestling contests

Iranian wrestlers have won one gold and three bronze medals in Bulgaria’s Danklov and Nikolai Petrov Cup competitions.

Iran’s flag raised in Qatar after winning ticket to 2022 FIFA World Cup

The flag of the Islamic republic of Iran has been flown in Doha, Qatar, which hosts the 2022 FIFA World Cup finals.

Safdarian wins Iran’s second ever ice climbing gold

Mohammad Safdarian has won the second gold medal ever for Iran in the Ice Climbing World Championships 2022.

Iran book place at the 2023 World Men’s Handball Championship

Iran have defeated Kuwait 27-26 in Group II of the 2022 Asian Handball Championship and automatically qualified for the 2023 World Handball Championship for the first time since 2015.

Iran’s Vafaei makes history, wins snooker ranking title

Hossein Vafaei became the first Iranian player to win a ranking title with a victory over Welsh professional snooker player, Mark Williams, in the final of the Snooker Shoot Out.

Iran denounces ‘politicization of sport’ by US and UK

Iran has denounced US-led efforts to boycott the upcoming Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics, expressing solidarity with China that is targeted by the American smear campaign. The UK, Canada and Australia have become the latest nations to announce a diplomatic boycott of the event.

Iranian wrestlers win IWU’s awards

The international governing body of wrestling, the International Wrestling Union, has named three wrestlers, including the two Iranian Olympians Mohammadreza Geraei and Amir Zare as its Breakthrough Performance of the Year award winners.

Four Iranians among world’s top Greco-Roman wrestlers

United World Wrestling (UWW) has named top Greco-Roman wrestlers of 2021, who include four Iranians.

Ali Daei gives shirt as memento to Australian ambassador

Former Iranian footballer Ali Daei has given a shirt of Iran’s National Team to Australian Ambassador to Tehran Lyndall Sachs.

Iranian athletes win 3 medals at World Taekwondo Women’s Open

Iranian women taekwondo players grabbed three medals at the first edition of the World Taekwondo Women's Open Championships in Saudi Arabia.

Iranian Photographer Wins WMS Winter Sports Award

Veteran Iranian photographer Mohammad Babaei has won the Winter Sports Photo Awards of World Media Summit in China.

Tehran to host World Military Wrestling Championship

The 35th World Military Wrestling Championship will be held in Tehran within days with 300 wrestlers from 22 countries participating in the competitions, the spokesman for Iranian Police announced.

Famous Tehran international ski slope reopens

Tochal International Ski Resort, located in northern Tehran, attracts many skiing enthusiasts annually.

Iran claims first Sambo medal at World Championships

Iranian athlete Mohammad Reza Saeedi-Madani has claimed a bronze medal at the 2021 World Sambo Championships in Uzbekistan.

Iran women club wins silver in AFC championships

Iranian women's football team, Shahrdari Sirjan, have won the second spot in the AFC Women’s Club Championships 2021.

Iran’s Nazemi nominated for world best woman referee

Iranian referee Gelareh Nazemi was nominated for world’s best woman referee, International Federation of Football History and Statistics (IFFHS) announced.

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