Iran’s only female Olympic medallist says she has defected

FILE PHOTO: 2016 Rio Olympics - Taekwondo - Quarterfinal - Women's -57kg Quarterfinals - Carioca Arena 3 - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - 18/08/2016. Kimia Alizadeh Zenoorin (IRI) of Iran. REUTERS/Issei Kato

DUBAI (Reuters) – Iran’s only female Olympic medallist has said on social media she had left her homeland because she had had enough of being used by its authorities as a propaganda tool. Taekwondo champion Kimia Alizadeh, who won a bronze medal at the 2016 Rio Olympics, implied in an Instagram post that she had […]

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