TEHRAN – Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei has praised Iranian athletes who have taken medals in the Tokyo Olympic Games.
The Leader issued a message to appreciate the Olympics medal winners. The text of the message is as follows:
“In the Name of the Most Exalted,
I thank the Olympic medalists whose efforts have brought happiness to the Iranian nation.
Sayyid Ali Khamenei,
August 7, 2021”
In the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, the Iranian athletes won seven medals (3 golds, 2 silvers and 2 bronzes) in the fields of shooting, freestyle and Greco-Roman wrestling, weightlifting and karate.
Iran delegation finished in 27th place in the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.
The Iranian athletes grabbed seven medals - three golds, two silvers, two bronzes - in the Games.
Iran had sent 66 athletes to Tokyo in 16 sports.
On the final day, Team USA overtook China to finish with the most gold medals at the Tokyo Olympics with 39, one gold more than China.
Host Japan came third with 27 golds.