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The IRANIAN Lionesses Since Ancient times Iranians refer to their #women as “Shir-Zan” or Lioness in reference to their role in history and as champions of Human Rights. The association between weapons and women is nothing new in Iran and the Iranian #Culture; Roman references for example note of Iranian women armed as regular troops in the armies of the #Sassanians (224-651 AD), and target shooting and horse riding remains a comactivity for Iranian women ...
. Jahanban Mohammad Ali Jannati Jahanban Mohammad Ali Jannati was born in a religious family in Abadeh, Shiraz Province of Iran, in 1965. His inner talent and physical aptitude for sport made him distinguished from his peers since his early years. This talent was discovered by his brother, Abbas Ali Jannati, who familiarized his adolescent brother with sport and encouraged him to engage in Varzeshe Bastani, the Iranian national and traditional system of athletics. Abbas Ali who was himself ...
On the second Saturday of April, 44-year-old Mahsa Torabi put on a pair of black running pants and a blue sweater with green reflective stripes. That day, she would become the first woman to ever publicly finish a marathon in Iran. She chose a pink-patterned hijab, and she set out for Naqsh-e Rustam, an ancient necropolis in Fars Province, right across the Persian Gulf from Kuwait.
Iran’s time-honored ‘House of Strength’ The Zoorkhaneh or literally put as the ‘House of Strength’ is Iran’s traditional sport club where athletes practice the ancient sport of Bastani or Pahlevani. As a great part of Iranian cultural heritage, the ancient sport of Bastani is exercised as a set of strenuous athletic moves combined with rituals, songs and poems. www.ifilmtv.com/English
Niloufar Ardalan, 30, who plays futsal -- a form of five-a-side -- missed the final of the Asian Championship in Malaysia in September, which Iran ended up winning. Before the tournament she had been captain of the national side but her husband, Mehdi Tutunchi, a TV sports presenter, enforced his right under Islamic sharia law to ban his wife from leaving Iran. State television's most popular football programme, "90" on Sunday announced Ardalan had left for Guatemala.