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Tehran Hosts Int’l Roller Skiing Event

Tehran Hosts Int’l Roller Skiing EventTehran Hosts Int’l Roller Skiing Event

For the first time, Tehran hosted an international roller skiing tournament October 29-30.

On the second day of the tournament, Sattar Seyd of Iran won the title in the men›s section while his compatriot, Sahel Tir, won gold in the women›s category, Mehr News Agency reported.

On the opening day Seyd had landed first in the men›s section and in the women›s category Samaneh Beirami stood on top of the podium.

The event was the first of its kind in Iran and was registered in the calendar of the International Ski Federation (FIS). Given its success, the international body is expected to offer more hosting opportunities to Iran.

Roller skiing is an off-snow equivalent to cross-country skiing. Roller skis have wheels on their ends and are used on tarmac to emulate cross-country skiing.

The skiing techniques used are very similar to techniques used in cross-country skiing on snow.

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