Promising Athletes Win Olympic Scholarships On Road To Tokyo 2020

Two women taekwondo athletes were awarded a scholarship by the International Olympic committee (IOC) as they attempt to qualify for Tokyo 2020 which will be held in July 2021.

The Afghanistan National Olympic Committee (NOC) said that Somayeh Gholami and Zahra Mirzaei will gain funding from the IOC’s Olympic Solidarity Programme.

The pair join taekwondo athletes Farzad Mansouri and Mohsen Rezaei who also received direct financial support from the IOC’s Solidarity Programme.

Olympic-bound swimmer Mohammad Fahim Anwari has also been given financial backing from the IOC.

29 / August 2020
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