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Iranian Swimmer's New Record Isn't Being Recognized by Iranian Officials, Because She is a Woman


Elham Asghari, an Iranian female swimmer, has set a new open water breaststroke record by completing a 20km marathon swim in the Caspian Sea on June 26, 2013.

But instead of receiving fanfare for her incredible achievement, Elham’s record was rejected by Iranian officials because she is a woman.

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