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Female athlete to be flag bearer of Iranian squad in 2018 Youth Olympic Games closing ceremony

Tehran, Maral Mardani, Iran's Judoka at -78 weight category in 2018 Youth Olympic Games, underway in the Argentinean capital will be the flag bearer of the Iranian squad in the closing ceremony of the event.

Mardani was prevented from taking part in the competitions because she refused to take off her hijab.

The closing ceremony of the third edition of Youth Olympic Games will be held in Buenos Aires on October 19.

Source: Islamic Republic News Agency - IRNA

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