The Shirin Cup, a four team women polo tournament, is taking place on May 14 and May 21 at the Qasr-e Firoozeh Complex in Tehran. The referee of the competition is Tomás Guillermo Asher, coach and international referee from Argentina.
On Thursday, Khargoosh Darreh defeated Norooz Abad 3 to 2 and Qasr-e Firoozeh lost against Kanoon 1 to 5. The final round, on May 21, will have Kanoon facing Khargoosh Darreh for the first place of the tournament, while Qasr-e Firoozeh and Norooz Abad will be competing for the third place.
Another tournament, the Adab Polo Cup, was organized in March 2014, between Qasr-e Firoozeh and Norooz Abad, to enhance the handicap of novice women polo players. Qasr-e Firoozeh achieved first place winning 5 to 2.
Sources: Mehr News Agency | Photos 1, Mehr News Agency | Photos 2, Polo Federation of Iran | News 2015.05.17, Polo Federation of Iran | News 2014.03
This is incredible! I had no idea Polo was a sport played in Iran, much less by ladies.
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Hi Liz, just saw your nice comment again. I don’t know why I forgot to mention this: Polo was actually invented in Iran: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polo
No kidding! That’s interesting!