Kimia Alizadeh Zenoorin on 18 August 2016 became the first Iranian woman to win an Olympic medal. She claimed the bronze in the taekwondo event in the 57kg category.
Alizadeh defeated Nikita Glasnovic of Sweden by a score of 5-1 at the Carioca Arena 3, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Great Britain's Jade Jones won the gold and Spain’s Eva Calvo Gomez settled for the silver.
About Kimia Alizadeh Zenoorin
• Born on 10 July 1998, Kimia Alizadeh Zenoorin is an Iranian Taekwondo athlete.
• She previously won a gold medal in the women's 63-kg class at the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games.
• She is affectionately known as The Tsunami in Iran.
• She is already the first Iranian woman to ever win a bronze medal at the 2015 Taekwondo World Championship in May 2015.
• She won gold at the World Taekwondo Grand Prix in August 2015.
• She was also the Iranian flag bearer at the 2015 summer youth Olympics.
Now get latest Current Affairs on mobile, Download # 1 Current Affairs App
When: 18 August 2016
DISCLAIMER: JPL and its affiliates shall have no liability for any views, thoughts and comments expressed on this article.