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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.
In a message, the Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei praised the efforts made by the Team Iran, the Iranian athletes who are coming back from Rio 2016 Olympics.
Kimia Alizadeh, the 18-year-old Iranian taekwondo player, won a Bronze medal in Rio Olympics and made history by becoming the first Iranian female athlete winning a medal in Olympic Games.
Iranian Alireza Faghani is set to make history by becoming the first Asian referee to officiate the final match of a Men's Olympic Football Tournament when he takes charge of the Brazil versus Germany gold medal match on Saturday.
A big concert is planned to be held upon the arrival of Iran’s Olympic team in a move to praise the medal won by Kimia Alizadeh, the first woman and the youngest Iranian medallist in the history of Olympic Games.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani praised the country’s athletes in the ongoing Olympic Games in Rio for bringing glory to Iran, extending special thanks to 18-year-old taekwondo player Kimia Alizadeh for winning the first-ever Olympic medal by an Iranian lady.
President Hassan Rouhani on Friday congratulated the teenage taekwondo player Kimia Alizadeh, the first-ever female Iranian to win a medal in the Olympic Games, on her Bronze medal in Rio 2016 Olympics.
Iran's Hassan Yazdani won a thrilling men's freestyle wrestling final against Russian Aniuar Geduev to claim Olympic gold in Rio.
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