Shirin Gerami first female triathlete who competed for Iran

Shirin Gerami

Shirin Gerami, a 24-year-old woman from Iran, has made history by becoming the country’s first female triathlete to have taken part in the sport’s world championship.

By racing in the London event, she paved the way and set a precedent for thousands of Iranian women who have previously been denied permission to race in triathlons abroad or swim in international events.

Iran’s president, Hassan Rouhani, greeted her achievement by tweeting: “Shirin Gerami,1st female triathlete to have participated in world championship wearing Iran’s colours #GenderEquality.”

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