The 18-year-old athlete made Iranian history after she won an Olympic bronze medal during the women’s taekwondo competition.
Alizadeh won the first ever Olympic medal by an Iranian woman.
“I am so happy for Iranian girls because it is the first medal, and I hope at the next Olympics we will get a gold. I could have won the gold medal in the competition,” said Alizadeh, who wears a head covering under her headguard.
“I am very excited and I want to thank my parents and my coach. They really stand behind me and I am so happy,” she added.