Images of Iranian athletes who practice in Zoorkhaneh.
Zoorkhaneh (traditional Iranian gymnasium) features a system of athletics originally used to train warriors. It is believed to have been pioneered by Pourya-ye Vali, who was famous for his chivalrous behavior and strength, about 700 years ago.
The traditional sport is assumed to be much older; ancient Iranians practiced traditional wrestling to build up their physical stamina.
Images of Zoorkhaneh posted online by Tasnim News Agency: