Iranian Kurdish girl, eleven-time kickboxing champion
Sousan Rashidi is an Iranian Kurdish girl who has overcome all the difficulties of nomadic life to win 11 national kickboxing championships.
Rashidi is one of the Zuleh nomads of Kermanshah, usually travelling along western parts of Iran. Despite all the hardships of nomadic life, Rashidi managed to become a professional kickboxer and has so far claimed 11 national titles.
She has overcome the difficulty of travelling between Kermanshah and Khuzestan provinces in western Iran, and persuaded her family to let her pursue her athletic career.
Here are Tasnim‘s photos of Sousan Rashidi, the successful nomad girl and kickboxing champion who is now training for taking part in international competitions:
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