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Laura Beaney February 22nd 2017 At the turn of the millennium, the international image of professional sportswomen in Iran was simply not there – but, times are changing. In this four part series, we applaud women that have overcome all odds to redefine the rules. Here, we salut Farnaz Esmaeilzadeh the speed climber who shook…
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On the Cover: Iranian Speed Climber

Interview conducted by Vera Kaikobad L. Ac. Facebook Page 'An Interview With'. Editor-in-Chief of Interview © Vera Kaikobad L. Ac. She's talented, dedicated and regarded as one of Iran's best female speed climbers. Farnaz is shattering a lot of stereotypes on her way to becoming one of the fastest speed climbers in the world.…
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Farnaz Esmaeilzadeh, The Real-Life Spiderwoman

Prepare to become obsessed with Iranian rock climber Farnaz Esmaeilzadeh. A clip of her “gravity-defying” climbing was recently posted by LiveLeak and we’re seriously impressed. Just look at her go. The 27-year-old, who has been rock climbing since she was 13, also gives climbing lessons to other women to fund her competitions aboard. Not…
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Pushing Boundaries – Women’s Climbing in Iran

by Natalie Berry - UKC May/2016 Farnaz is 27 years old and lives in Zanjan, Iran. She is a member of the Iran national climbing team and works as a climbing coach for women and girls to raise funds in order participate in international competitions. Unlike Shirin, Farnaz's focus on competitions requires her to train…
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