Kimia Alizadeh to undergo knee injury

July 4, 2017

Iranian taekwondo practitioner Kimia Alizadeh is set to undergo surgery on her knee.

She won a silver medal at the 2017 World Taekwondo Championships on Friday after losing to Ruth Gbagbi from Ivory Coast in the women’s -62 kg final match.
According to her doctor, Kimia is suffering a torn anterior cruciate ligament in her knee and needs surgery as soon as possible.
Alizadeh, who is now the first Iranian woman who managed to win silver medal in the world championships, will be out of action for at least one year.
She had already become the first Iranian woman to win an Olympic medal.

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