Remarkable match up at the Olympics taekwondo: Kimia Alizadeh who became the first Iranian woman to win an Olympic medal in 2016 is now fighting as a refugee is drawn against Iran’s Nahid Kiyani.
Iranian defector Kimia Alizadeh has pulled off a massive upset against two-time Olympic taekwondo champion Jade Jones at Tokyo. Alizadeh beat Iranian opponent Nahid Kiyani Chandeh in her opening bout before taking on Jones.
The double Olympic champion has been eliminated! Jade Jones has been knocked out in the first round by Kimia Alizadeh Zenoorin, the bronze medallist in Rio, from the Olympic Refugee team.
What people are saying?
tariq panja Wow. Kimia Alizadeh, an Iranian defector on the refugee team, beats two-time Olympic taekwondo gold medalist Jade Jones from Britain in last-16 of women’s 57kg.
Hussain Ayed You really have no class for assuming the Iranian fights “has to” wear a scarf because she’s Iranian as opposed to wanting to. Sounds very imperial slave boyish.