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'Goodbye Iran, I will come back stronger'. Skier seeks asylum in Germany


Atefeh Ahmadi, 22, had taken part in the 2022 Olympics carrying the flag of Iran at the inauguration. 'In sport, priority is given to men' (ANSA)

"Goodbye Iran, I will come back stronger".

This is the message posted on Instagram by Iranian ski athlete Atefeh Ahmadi, who left her country and sought asylum in Germany.

The 22-year-old woman took part in the 2022 Olympics, as the only skier in her country, carrying the flag of Iran at the inauguration.

In a video on social media, Ahmadi revealed that her heart is for her homeland and that she wished she could stand by the people, particularly in the ongoing anti-system protests, but that she had to leave due to the many obstacles she faced. encountered in sports "since priority is always given to men."

"I promise the people of Iran and my family that I will work hard to get the position I deserve," she said.

The head of the Iranian ski federation, Abbas Nazarian, for his part said that Ahmadi made a personal decision.

Source: ansa

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