Fears are rising for a feminine Iranian athlete who competed without a hijab at a climbing competitors in South Korea in defiance of Iran’s strict guidelines.
Elnaz Rekabi was hailed by Iranians protesting towards the costume code after she climbed together with her hair uncovered on the IFSC Asian Championships in Seoul.
Ms Rekabi’s household and associates misplaced contact together with her on Monday, after she mentioned she was with an Iranian official.
On Tuesday, the Iranian embassy mentioned she had flown again to Tehran.
Iranian regulation states that girls should put on a hijab when participating in sporting occasions.