Iran’s Sole Female Olympic Medallist Alizadeh Defects Citing Political Hypocrisy

Citing Iran’s political “hypocrisy”, the country’s only female Olympic medallist Kimia Alizadeh Zonoozi on Saturday (January 11) announced that she has permanently left her country, claiming that the system humiliates athletes while using them for political ends. “Should I start with hello, goodbye, or condolences?” she expressed herself on Instagram, as Iran reeled from Wednesday’s accidental shooting down of a Ukrainian airliner that killed all 176 people on-board….MORE: