site.btaRefugee Kimia Alizadeh Receives Bulgarian Passport, to Compete in Paris Olympics

Refugee Kimia Alizadeh Receives Bulgarian Passport, to Compete in Paris Olympics
Refugee Kimia Alizadeh Receives Bulgarian Passport, to Compete in Paris Olympics
Kimia Alizadeh (BTA Photo)

Taekwondo world star, who is also ranked by BBC among the 100 inspiring and influential women from around the world, Kimia Alizadeh, has already received a Bulgarian passport and will be able to compete for Bulgaria in the upcoming Olympic Games in Paris. She will be the first Bulgarian taekwondo athlete to compete in the Olympics.

The first test for Kimia will be the European Championships, which will be held at the beginning of May in Belgrade.

The leadership of the Bulgarian Taekwondo Federation, represented by its President Slavi Binev, expressed gratitude to all institutions that were involved in the preparation of the necessary documents.

The refugee, Kimia Alizadeh, is originally from Iran and was the first woman in the sports history of that country to win a medal at a Summer Olympics. This happened in Brazil at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro in the 57 kg category, when she secured the bronze after defeating Sweden’s Nikita Glasnovic.

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By 12:15 on 23.05.2024 Today`s news

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