The Athletics Federation invalidated the record for the fastest female Iranian runner in track and field. The tournament was held in Istanbul.
Farzaneh Fasihi also broke her previous record of the 60 meters indoor Track and Field Championships with 7.25 seconds. This female sprinter was able to reach this position at her own personal expense. But the regime’s Athletics Federation called on Turkey to declare Fasihi’s new record null and void.
Farzaneh Fasihi had previously won the World Indoor Athletics Championships entry record in Serbia Belgrade Competition with 7.29.
Women’s problems in the football and futsal leagues
Maryam Irandoost, head coach of women’s national football team in Iran said the inexperienced referees judge the league this season and question the status of the Premier League. This is because experienced referees, because of their protests in November for not being paid, have been barred from judging in the Premier League and they have chosen referees to judge in matches that, according to the coaches, have not whistled once in the Premier League and are inexperienced. (The state-run IRNA news agency – February 19, 2020)
The head coach of the women’s futsal team in Kerman, Saedeh Iranmanesh said, “The lack of television broadcasts makes the mistakes of the refereeing not to be seen and said and because of not accepting criticism in women’s futsal we are denied the slightest word.” (The state-run IRNA news agency – February 18, 2020)
The girls’ futsal coach has been suspended by the disciplinary committee from accompanying the futsal team for allegedly insulting and publishing false statements against a referee and must pay a fine of 10 million tomans.
Saedeh Iranmanesh explained that all the head coaches of the teams are unhappy with the referees’ judgment this season. In 2 games we witnessed a referee who had never whistled in the Premier League! When men’s futsal is televised and has an audience it is sure to be on a higher level, the flaws are seen and told. There is no law and order and planning in the women’s futsal league. Lack of television broadcasting and criticism impede the growth of women’s futsal.
The Iranian women’s futsal team won the Asian Championship in 2018. The lack of television broadcasting of the team’s championship game has become a political challenge for the Iranian regime, and the process continues. This is something that is increasingly affecting the women’s futsal team.
Women’s entry to stadiums in Iran
In a new letter, FIFA stressed that the Football Federation of Iran should provide relevant facilities for women to attend three forthcoming major soccer events in the country. In the FIFA letter 3 sections are pointed out:
１. Women be allocated more seats in World Cup qualification games.
２. Women should be able to enter stadiums in matches played by Iranian teams in the AFC Champions League.
３. Provide conditions for women to watch their favorite team in the national league at stadiums from June.