Child’s tears spark weightlifting protest that raises bar for Iran’s sportswomen
the Guardian -

Officials are finally allowing females to compete after the banning of two young girls caused global embarrassment

If you are good at weightlifting in Iran, you can become as rich as a Premier League footballer. The country boasts 300 professional weightlifters, dedicated arenas in every sizable town, and full-time officials in all 31 provinces. When an Olympic champion got married in 2006, his wedding made national television news.

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