Being A Woman Blocks Recognition of Iranian Open Water Swim

An incident has occurred where an Iranian woman was denied the recognition of achievement for an open water swim of 20 kilometres - simply because she was a woman! But this courageous lady is fighting back to receive the recognition she deserves! Following is an excerpt of an article posted on In June 2013, Iranian swimmer Elham Asghari was denied the recognition of her record for 20-kilometer open water swimming in the Caspian Sea. The officials at the Ministry of … [Read more...]