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An Iranian judoka refused to remove her hijab. She was not allowed to fight and was awarded a medal.

Date: April 14, 2024 Time: 19:49:55

An Iranian judoka refused to remove her hijab. She was not allowed to fight and was awarded a medal.

Batraz Tomaev August 26, 2023, 14:30 Moscow time Audio version: Your browser does not support the audio element.

It was not for nothing that the athlete went to the university sports festival in Yekaterinburg.

An extraordinary event took place at the international university sports festival with the participation of student teams from the BRICS, SCO and CIS member countries. One of the athletes was not allowed to participate in the competition, according to the rules. But the medal was awarded to him, also according to the rules. Now we will explain everything to you.

hijab ban

Iranian judoka Sabzkar Marzieh, who competes in the over 78kg weight class, was not allowed onto the mat due to her refusal to remove her hijab.

“In the rules of the International Judo Federation, fighting in a hijab is prohibited, it is traumatic,” the TASS tournament press service said.

Yes, you have to follow the rules.

However, the question arises: did the representatives of the Iranian national team know about this rule? I think it was.

But to resolve the issue of the religious clothing item, the Iranian delegation had to negotiate with the International Judo Federation. And most likely, the Iranians have decided not to bother.

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Saudi Arabia solves the hijab problem

The reverse example in 2012 was that of Saudi Arabia.

So, the second participant in the Olympic Games in the country’s history, judoist Voydan Shaherkani, could completely refuse to travel to London. But the situation was successfully resolved and Shaherkani was allowed to go to the fights wearing a hijab. A consensus was reached in the homeland of the athletes and in the international federation.

voydan shaherkani

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On the London Olympic mat, Wojdan Shakerkani stepped out wearing a hijab, ruling out accidental strangulation. Okay, safety is paramount.

Another format of international competitions is also being developed:


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The Iranian medal was still delivered

And still, the Iranian judoka Sabzkar Marzieh did not lose. In the situation that happened in Yekaterinburg, he managed to win a bronze medal! As?

It is that in the weight category over 78 kg of the judo tournament there were four athletes. First and second place went to Alice Startseva and Olga Mikheeva of Russia. Marzieh shared the bronze with the Cuban Elizarde Suárez Naomis.

It seems that in this situation everyone was satisfied. The International Judo Federation confirmed the sanctity of its own rules and the university sports festival softened the situation with a consolation prize.

Peace, friendship, sports!

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