Skip to comments.Iran in ‘shock’ as its only female Olympic medalist appears to flee country
Posted on 01/10/2020 6:59:48 AM PST by nuconvert
Concern mounted Thursday in Iran over the fate of the Islamic republics only woman to have won an Olympic medal, who is believed to want to settle in The Netherlands.
Kimia Alizadeh clinched a taekwondo bronze medal at the Rio Olympics in 2016, drawing praise from her compatriots including the countrys President Hassan Rouhani and even conservatives in the Islamic Republic.
In keeping with Irans strict Muslim custom, Alizadeh, then 18, competed wearing a head scarf over her taekwondo uniform and protective gear.
There were high hopes she would compete at the Tokyo Olympics later this year and bring home another medal, but it appears this is not to be.
The semi-official ISNA news agency on Thursday carried a report saying: Shock for Irans Taekwondo. Kimia Alizadeh has emigrated to The Netherlands.
(excerpt) ISNA and several other media believe that Alizadeh, who is reportedly training in The Netherlands, is hoping to compete in Tokyo but not under the Iranian flag.
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Are we sure it’s really a female?
You never know these days.
From one islamic country to another.
Well that cleared that up. /s
100 yard dash for the border?
I say guilty.
The burka slows they down... glad she got away.
Just make some new ones out of dudes.
It’s the in thing!
The dimoKKKRATS and the media are greatly saddened by this news.
“From one islamic country to another.”
I’d laugh if that weren’t true and so, so sad.
Oh great. Not only is she a muslim, but she can kick my butt.
Best run she has ever made. At least she had the ability to get out of that rat hole.
They’ll have her assassinated, and there’s plenty of muslims in the Netherlands who will do it.
Pretty much anyone can leave if they have somewhere to go.
It isn't North Korea.
Is Iran going to launch some poorly aimed missiles toward a US base over this?
“And now, for my next impression, Jesse Owens.”
Once she goes white, the rest aint right /sarc of course
I wonder how many of those Iranians on the plane Iran shot down ere REALLY fleeing the country for good???
She is identifying as a female. Today.
I identify as a ham sandwich.
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