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Iranian rower Gomari bids farewell to professional sport

US Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) (L) talks with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) during a rally with fellow Democrats before voting on H.R. 1, or the People Act, on the East Steps of the US Capitol on March 08, 2019 in Washington, DC. (AFP photo)
Iranian rower Sonia Gomari competes in the Canoe Obstacle Slalom Single Women bronze medal final on day thirteen of the 2014 Asian Games at Hanam Misari Canoe/Kayak Center in Incheon, South Korea. (File photo)

Iranian rower Sonia Gomari has bid farewell to professional sport, capping a career spanning over a decade which saw her clinching medals at the the 2014 Asian Games in South Korea and the 2017 Asian Rowing Championship in Malaysia.

The 26-year-old Iranian sportswoman publicized the decision on Saturday.

“I had been thinking of retirement for a while, and took this decision after having had consultation with several people. This wasn’t an easy decision…,” she commented.

On October 2, 2014, Gomari competed in the Canoe Obstacle Slalom Single Women bronze medal final on day thirteen of the 2014 Asian Games at Hanam Misari Canoe/Kayak Center in Incheon, South Korea.

She was also a member of the Iranian women’s canoe polo team during the 2017 Asian Rowing Championship. The Iranian squad came second in the competition.


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