TEHRAN – Shooter Jin Jong-oh apologized for his “inappropriate comments” about Iranian 10-meter air pistol gold medalist Javad Foroughi.
Last week, Jin criticized of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) for “allowing the Iranian shooter to win the top spot at the Olympics.”
But the remark has drawn criticism from the public, as the comment did not show any respect for his competitor.
“I express my apology to Foroughi,” Jin said on his social network platform, Saturday. “I respect the Olympic champion.”
“I was not careful enough to check out the facts over some reports (on Foroughi), and I should also have been more considerate,” Jin said.
Jin, 42, has so far clinched a total of four gold and two silver medals at the Olympics, but failed to continue his winning streak in Tokyo.