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Kimia Alizadeh, Iran's Only Female Olympic Medalist, Defects to Europe

Kimia Alizadeh is the only woman in the history of Iran to win an Olympic medal (she won a bronze medal in taekwondo at the 2016 Rio Olympics). Because she wears a hijab while competing and …More
Kimia Alizadeh is the only woman in the history of Iran to win an Olympic medal (she won a bronze medal in taekwondo at the 2016 Rio Olympics). Because she wears a hijab while competing and represents a Muslim country, Alizadeh has been used as an example to show that Islam empowers Muslim women. Ironically, Alizadeh just defected to Europe in order to escape oppression.