TEHRAN – Samaneh Beyrami Baher will represent Iran in the final round of the Cross-Country Skiing World Championships.
She came eighth in the women’s 5km individual final race in freestyle technique on Wednesday in Planica, Slovenia with a time of 16:12.4.
Her compatriots Farnoosh Shemshaki and Atefeh Salehi came 18th and 20th respectively in the qualification.
Beyrami is the first ever Iranian woman who has advanced to the final round in the event.
Brazilian skier Jaqueline Mourao took home first place at the qualification race with a total time of 14:42.0, followed by Lucija Medja (SLO) and Gigja Bjornsdottir (ISL).