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Iran’s Only Female Olympic Medalist Granted Refugee Status in Germany
Kimia Alizadeh pictured after winning a bronze medal for Iran in the 57 kg Taekwondo match in the 2016 Rio Olympics in Aug. 18, 2016. (Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

Iran’s Only Female Olympic Medalist Granted Refugee Status in Germany

Iran’s only female Olympic winner has been granted refugee status in Germany, Reuters reported.

Kimia Alizadeh, 22, who won a bronze medal in taekwondo in the 2016 Rio Olympics, will vie to compete in the Tokyo Olympics on the white-flagged Olympic Refugee Team.

She told Reuters she left Iran because she did not like being used as a propaganda tool. She said her fame in her home country after the Olympics was “hard.”

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