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Germany-based Iranian refugee Kimia Alizadeh selected for IOC Refugee Olympic Team for Tokyo 2020

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Iranian refugee Kimia Alizadeh Zenozi will compete in Taekwondo at her second Olympics in Tokyo 2020, this time for the IOC Refugee Olympic Team.

Alizadeh won an historic bronze medal for her country in the Rio 2016 Olympics in the -57kg category, but decided to leave Iran in 2020, questioning the treatment of female athletes in the country on her Instagram account.

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