The primary Iranian girl to contest an official boxing bout has cancelled plans to return dwelling after an arrest warrant was issued for her in Tehran, her consultant mentioned on Wednesday as Iranian authorities issued a denial.
Sadaf Khadem beat a French boxer, Anne Chauvin, within the bout, which came about in western France on Saturday.
Her consultant, Clara Dallay, informed Reuters that authorities had issued arrest warrants in opposition to her and combat organiser Mahyar Monshipour.
Monshipour, an Iranian-born former boxing world champion who’s now a French citizen, arrange the bout after Iran opened the door to permitting girls to field.
Hossein Soori, the top of Iran’s boxing federation, denied Khadem could be arrested, attributing the data to “media linked to Saudi Arabia”.
“Mrs Khadem just isn’t a member of (Iran’s) organised athletes for boxing, and from the boxing federation’s perspective all her actions are private,” he was quoted as saying by the semi-official ISNA information company.
Iranian girls’s participation in sports activities occasions is closely restricted, although authorities are starting to present floor in some areas after years of campaigning by strain teams.
The federation now permits girls to register to field, given that they be coached by a girl and put on the Islamic hijab whereas competing. To this point, no bouts between feminine fighters have taken place in Iran.
Monshipour was planning to journey again to Iran with Khadem this week.
France’s international ministry couldn’t instantly touch upon the case.
Franco-Iranian relations are in a tense part after feedback by France’s ambassador to the USA final week on Iran’s nuclear programme sparked an offended response from Tehran.