Iranian Judo Athletes Make History in Paralympics 2020
- September, 28, 2021 - 15:54
- Sports news
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – The International Paralympic Committee lauded Iranian judo athletes for winning the gold medal for their country for the first time.
World Championships bronze medalist Vahid Nouri won a gold in the men’s up to 90kg at Tokyo 2020.
Nouri just caught Great Britain’s Stewart with a neat sweep of his foot for ippon in the final, Paralympic.org wrote.
“This is the first gold medal for Iran in Paralympic judo. Before we got silver, bronze, now this is the first gold. I am so thrilled when my national flag goes up. I live judo,” Nouri said.
Following on from Nouri’s gold, teammate Mohammed Kheriollahzadeh then went on to win the men’s over 100kg to double up for Iran.
“Iran made history when Vahid Nouri won their first Judo gold - and team-mate Mohammadreza Kheirollahzadeh followed up with a second shortly after on the final day of action at the Nippon Budokan,” Paralympic Games tweeted.