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

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.

Ayatollah Khamenei Praises Iranian Olympic Athletes

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, First Iranian Woman to Win Olympic Medal

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...

Iran’s Qassemi Bags Silver in Rio 2016 Wrestling

Iran’s wrestler Komeil Qassemi won a silver medal in the 125-kilogram category of Rio 2016 Olympic Games Free-Style wrestling by defeating Turkish rival.

Iranian Referee to Make History by Officiating Olympic Football Final: AFC

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.

Online Concert to Be Held in Praise of Iran’s First Female...

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.

President Lauds Iranian Athletes’ Performance in 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.

Iranian President Congratulates Alizadeh on Olympics Bronze Medal

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 Freestyler Hassan Yazdani Wins Gold Medal in Rio

Iran's Hassan Yazdani won a thrilling men's freestyle wrestling final against Russian Aniuar Geduev to claim Olympic gold in Rio.

Alizadeh Wins Taekwondo Bronze at Rio 2016

Kimia Alizadeh became the first Iranian woman to win an Olympics medal by winning bronze in -57 kg class of taekwondo at Rio 2016.