Olympics, Iranian athlete wins gold in gun: “He is a terrorist”
Javad Foroughi, the Iranian athlete who won the gold medal in the 10-meter pistol at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics on July 24, is accused of being a terrorist.
The accusation comes from Masih Alinejad, an Iranian journalist exiled in the United States, according to which the athlete is a member of the Revolutionary Guards.
The Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps, in fact, has been included by the US since 2019 in the list of terrorist organizations. “Iran’s first gold in Tokyo 2020 – wrote Masih Alinejad on his profile Twitter – is a member of the Revolutionary Guards. He was sent to Syria together with the Iranian armed forces for 2 years. Iranian Armed Forces Kill Protesters. This is an affront to the Olympic ideals ”.
“How can a terrorist win gold? This is the most absurd and ridiculous thing ”said South Korean Jin Jongoh, who finished fifteenth in the competition won by the Iranian athlete, while several petitions have started on social networks to ask to withdraw the gold medal in Foroughi.
The That is, for his part, made it known through the words of spokesman Mark Adams that “If they have any evidence to prove that Javad Foroughi is a terrorist let us have it: we are here”.