Muscle flexing in Iran

Bodybuilding is fast becoming a popular sport

Al Jazeera: Biceps and six packs are not something you would associate with Iran. But some 6,000 bodybuilding clubs are currently active in the conservative nation, and bodybuilding is fast becoming a popular sport where it was previously frowned upon. That's led Tehran to host its first Asian Bodybuilding Championships. Alireza Ronaghi has more from Tehran.



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Monda, here is one Iranian woman bodybuilder

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with no hejaab. Off course she is outside Iran, for now.

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Bravo! Very good investment!

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This is a very good and wise investment and renders the youth of Iran healthier!


here's to Female bodybuilders one day,

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without Hejaab. If the federations can change decisions based on young population's persistence, maybe there's still hope for the other half of the Iranian population.