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Introduction: Researchers describe anxiety as a negative emotional state of restlessness, agitation, worry and somatic activation or arousal. Purpose: The aim of this study was to examination psychometric properties of the Persian version of the Revised Competitive State Anxiety Inventory-2 in athletes. Method: population of this study was whole of the Tehran's athletes. 376 questionnaires were completed by 16-44 years old athletes who took part in different fields. To assess of the inventory's construct validity, the exploratory factor analysis (EFA) is used in order to determine count of the factors, and the confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) is used in order to befit the measurement models. The inventory's reliability is calculated by using of the internal consistency method. To assess of time reliability by using of test-retest method, correlation coefficient was used. Data were analyzed by SPSS and LISREL software's. Results: The findings of this study showed that the Persian version of the inventory supports main structure, thus validity and reliability of this inventory is confirmed. Conclusion: anxiety is a factor can influence on sport performance of athletes, therefore, according to the results of this study, recommended that the Persian version of the revised competitive state anxiety inventory -2 be used to consider state anxiety of athletes.