Kimia Alizadeh defeated two-time Olympic gold medalist Jade Jones to advance to the quarterfinals of the 57kg class.
Iranian refugee Kimia Alizadeh shocked two-time Olympic gold medalist Jade Jones at the Tokyo Olympics. He defeated the British champion 16-12 in 16 rounds and advanced to the quarter-finals of the women’s 57kg competition.
Alizadeh’s victory on Sunday brings hope Refugee Olympic Team The first medal in history can be won during the Tokyo Olympics.
The 23-year-old Alizad made history at the 2016 Rio Olympics. She brought back a bronze medal and became the first Iranian woman to win an Olympic medal.
She ever Fleeing from Iran to Germany And are competing for the refugee team for the second Olympic Games.
On Sunday, she defeated Iranian opponent Nahid Kiyani Chandeh 18-9 in the first match in Tokyo. Two hours later, Jones was disappointed and Jones tried to become the first three-time taekwondo. The gold medalist and the first British woman to win gold medals in any sport for three consecutive Olympic Games.
Alizadeh screamed and celebrated with her coach, while a small group of Olympians and support staff at the Makuhari Messe Convention Center broke out an amazing roar amid the biggest upset of the Taekwondo Championship.
Later on Sunday, she will face China’s Zhou Lijun for a seat in the semifinals.
Alizadeh cited institutional sexism and mandatory wearing of the headscarf in her criticism of the Iranian system, and she condemned her use for propaganda purposes in a passionate letter announcing her defect.
She is the latest case in which athletes who are dissatisfied with the treatment and policies of the Iranian government have defected from the Iranian sports system.
In April of this year, the International Judo Federation (IJF) banned Iran for four years because the country refused to let its fighters face the Israelis.
According to IJF, when the current Iranian judo player Saeid Mollaei claimed that he was ordered to lose in the semi-finals of the 2019 Tokyo World Championships, Iran’s policy was exposed to avoid facing in the finals. Israeli world champion Mu Mu Saji.
Mollaei defected to Germany in 2019 and will represent Mongolia in the Tokyo Olympics when the game starts on Tuesday.
The famous international football referee Alireza Faghani left Iran for Australia in 2019.