Where there's a will, there's a way. Came across the following a few days ago.
IRAN FEMALE ATHLETE JOINS IN WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
Maryam Tousi of the Islamic Republic of Iran has become the first female Iranian athlete to compete in the International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF)World Championships in South Korea.
She competed against women from Sweden, Bolivia, Britian, Jamaica, Gambia, the Bahamas and Ukraine in the women's 200 meter heats.
She is ranked 33 among the 40 contestants but said she would try harder to enter the London Olympics in 2012.
Good Luck Maryam. I'll be pulling for you.