Tanya Hemant won the badminton title in Iran


Indian badminton player Tanya Hemant won the 31st Iran Fajr International Challenge tournament in Tehran, the capital of Iran. She defeated top seed and compatriot Tasnim Mir in straight games in the women’s singles final. Tasneem could not hold on against Tanya in the shortest match of the day. Tanya won this match 21-7, 21-11.

It was also Tanya’s first win over Tasnim in a BWF tournament. Tasneem had defeated Tanya in her last two matches. After winning the match, a strange incident happened during the medal program with Tanya. She was asked to wear hijab. This rule was also applicable when Tasneem won the title last time.

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According to media reports, the organizers of the tournament had already informed that the players reaching the podium will have to wear hijab. Interestingly, the report states that male spectators were not allowed during the women’s matches. A board with the words ‘No Men Allowed’ was hung at the entrance.

According to reports, mixed doubles matches were held for the first time in the tournament. Women’s matches were held in the morning and men’s matches in the afternoon. All match officials in women’s matches were women. Even the father who went with his daughters in this tournament did not get to watch the match. Men and women players were allowed to watch matches only during mixed doubles.


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