Tokyo 2020: Golden Debut for Iran
Iran makes its golden debut in the ongoing Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
Iran achieved its first gold medal in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics on Saturday after Javad Foroughi made a gold debut in the men's 10m air pistol final. This is Iran's first gold medal in Shooting.
In his first Olympic debut, 41-year-old Foroughi achieved a new record of 244.8 points, ahead of Serbian Damir Mikec (237.9) and China's Pang Wei (217.6).
Golden debut! 🥇— Olympics (@Olympics) July 24, 2021
Javad Foroughi wins gold in the air pistol men's final, breaking the Olympic Record on his first Olympic appearance. Well done!@ISSF_Shooting #Shooting pic.twitter.com/oLESupTNL1
In a press statement, Foroughi said, "We showed a good performance in this competition. I'm very happy for the Iranian people. This could be Iran's first gold medal in this competition."
On facing off against Mikec of Serbia, the fourth in the world said, "We faced off two years ago, and I know he has great numbers. I was not threatened by any other players."
This is Iran's first gold medal in shooting after the majority of its medals were limited to wrestling and weightlifting.