Meet Iran's First Professional Female Skydiver

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Meet Fatemeh Akrami, Iran's first professional female skydiver and the first Iranian woman to dive wearing a wingsuit.

Akrami was always interested in sports and began competing at 6, even winning a gymnastics medal when she was 13. But with Iran not encouraging competitive sports for women older than 18, her options were limited. That is, until she took to the sky.
Now, she's jumped more than 250 times, in places like Russia, Dubai, and of course, Iran. For the 23-year-old Akrami, the sky is no limit.

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