Tokyo: Controversy over the name of the Iranian athlete who won gold in the Olympics shooting. Allegations have now surfaced that a member of the US-banned terrorist organization won gold in the men’s 10m air pistol. Iran’s Jawad Forouki is the subject of controversy.
The controversy erupted when the South Korean player who competed alongside Jawad was allowed to contest. The Korean star has criticized Jawad for being a member of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps. Jawad, who served as a nurse in Syria from 2013 to 2015, was also in the news for hitting the military salute on the podium after winning the medal.
On Saturday, Jawad won gold in the men’s 10m air pistol. Nurse Javad’s gold achievement was widely reported in the media. Jawad also revealed that the air pistol was first used in the basement of the hospital where he worked. Jawad also won gold in this year’s Shooting World Cup. Jawad, 41, is currently ranked fourth in the world.
Korean athlete Jin Jong-oh criticized Javad for allowing him to compete when he returned home after competing in the Tokyo Olympics. The actor was publicly criticized when he met reporters at Incheon Airport. ‘How can a terrorist win a gold medal at the Olympics? Isn’t that the biggest foolishness? ‘ – Jin Jong asked. Jin Jong won gold in the 10m air pistol at the 2012 London Olympics and silver at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. At the Tokyo Olympics, he was eliminated without qualifying for the final round.
Following the Iranian star’s gold medal, human rights activists from his own country came out with criticism. ‘The Olympic gold award for Iranian athlete Jawad Forouki is a great disaster not only for the Iranian sports world but also for the international community. It also tarnishes the image of the International Olympic Committee. Forouki, 41, has long been a member of a terrorist organization. We urge the International Olympic Committee to investigate how he was allowed to compete. The medal should not be awarded until the investigation is completed, ”she said in a statement.
The Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps is an organization working with a shadow mission outside Iran. Suppressing internal problems is also part of their mission. In 2019, the US declared the group a banned organization. The organization has about 1,25,000 members. They are accused of supplying weapons to terrorists and providing weapons training. It was clear that they were involved in the 1983 US embassy attack.