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Forbidden to leave Iran, Samira Zargari has become the symbol of freedom despite herself


SEEN FROM ELSEWHERE - The Iranian coach was unable to accompany her skiers to Cortina. His attitude and strength aroused the admiration, especially of his mentor, former skier Didier Plaschy.

By Ugo Curty

(Tribune de Genève)

By the time her athletes set off for the World Ski Championships in Cortina d'Ampezzo, Samira Zargari was 3,500 kilometers from Italy.

Against his will.

The head coach of the Iranian women's team had been detained in the country by her husband, as the law allows.

“I was able to follow their races on the internet,

” explained the coach through screens interposed from Shemshak station.

More than sadness, it was especially stress that took over.

I was very tense watching them. ”

"An example to follow"

His absence had caused a stir in the Dolomites.

The four Iranian skiers in the running were eagerly awaited after the giant last Thursday.

Despite their high numbers, they had faced many international journalists in the finish area.

"This is not the first time that an Iranian sportswoman has been prevented from leaving the country"

, explained Forough Abbasi, ranked 63rd in the first round, who mentioned the case of

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Source: lefigaro

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