Iran’s First Female Olympic Medallist Receives Great Rewards upon Arrival

Kimia Alizadehو Iran’s First Female Olympic Medallist

Iranian public and private bodies and organizations have been rushing to reward Kimia Alizadeh, the young Iranian taekwondo player who won the first-ever Olympic medal for Iran, upon her arrival in Iran.

Although Alizadeh had won a Bronze medal, the Iranian Ministry of Sports and Youth Affairs vowed to give her 300 gold coins, almost $94,000, which is the same reward it gives to gold medallists.

Kimia AlizadehAlso upon her arrival in Karaj, her hometown near the capital city of Tehran, the Governor-General of Alborz Province gave her an apartment as a reward for the historic medal she won.

The City Council further rewarded her with $14,000 in cash in a ceremony held in Karaj, according to a report by Asr-e Iran.

She also received an Iranian-made car from a sponsor, which is reported to be worth $10,000.

Earlier, President Hassan Rouhani had hailed Alizadeh as a young lady who became the symbol of the presence of Iranian women in the games.

The 18-year-old athlete made Iranian history after she won an Olympic bronze medal in the -57kg class of taekwondo competitions.

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