Iranian born wrestler Farzad Tarash lost his first and only match in the 60KG Freestyle on Saturday.
He fought well, but his Korean opponent got the better of him, despite a close match.
He was the only Australian wrestler in the games and talked about the difficulties of being in such a position. He even had to train in Iran with good spirit, but received very little of the money Australian government had allocated for the Olympics.
Australia should do more to support its atheletes.
A hearty solute to my Iranian of the day: Farzad Tarash.
|Recently by dingo daddy En passant
|Solution to satisfy Monarchists and Republicans
|Mar 25, 2010
|Writing Love is...
|Sep 06, 2009
|نسرین ستوده: زندانی روز
|Saeed Malekpour: Prisoner of the day
|Lawyer says death sentence suspended
|Majid Tavakoli: Prisoner of the day
|Iterview with mother
|احسان نراقی: جامعه شناس و نویسنده ۱۳۰۵-۱۳۹۱
|Nasrin Sotoudeh: Prisoner of the day
|46 days on hunger strike
|Nasrin Sotoudeh: Graffiti
|گوهر عشقی: مادر ستار بهشتی
|Abdollah Momeni: Prisoner of the day
|Activist denied leave and family visits for 1.5 years
|محمد کلالی: یکی از حمله کنندگان به سفارت ایران در برلین
|Habibollah Golparipour: Prisoner of the day
|Kurdish Activist on Death Row