An Iranian Woman Just Won An Olympic Medal For The First Time
Kimia Alizadeh Zenoorin just made history.
Kimia Alizadeh Zenoorin has made history by becoming the first Iranian woman to ever win an Olympic medal.
The 18-year-old took home bronze when she bested Sweden's Nikita Glasnovic in the Women's 57 kilogram Taekwondo event in Rio on Thursday.
Egypt's Hedaya Wahba also won a bronze in the same event.
“I am so happy for Iranian girls because it is the first medal, and I hope at the next Olympics we will get a gold,” Zenoorin said after her win.
Zenoorin's victory is hugely symbolic for the conservative Islamic Republic, where women are still fighting for the right to watch sports in stadiums with men.