Kimia Alizadeh Zenoorin becomes the first Iranian woman to win an Olympic medal

Aug 21, 2016 08:04 IST

Kimia Alizadeh ZenoorinKimia 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.

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