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EghtesadOnline: A weightlifting official said on Saturday that women's participation in weightlifting was approved under the condition of observing Islamic Hijab.

Head of Razavi Khorasan Province Weightlifting Committee Ehsan Qasemi told reporters, “The issue had been discussed for three years before reaching a final decision in early fall 2016.”

Women can take part in weightlifting from July 23, 2017, according to IRNA.

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