Kimia Alizadeh beat Team Great Britain’s Jones 16-12 on Sunday within the ladies’s -57kg taekwondo spherical of 16.
She then overcame China’s Lijun Zhou within the quarterfinals earlier than dropping to Turkey’s Hatice Kubra Ilgun within the bronze medal match.
Had Alizadeh gained that match she’d have secured the Refugee Olympic Team’s first ever medal since its creation in 2016.
Earlier on Sunday, Alizadeh beat an athlete representing Iran — Nahid Kiyani Chandeh — in a qualifying spherical.
“I’m one of many hundreds of thousands of oppressed ladies in Iran who they’ve been taking part in with for years,” the athlete wrote in an Instagram publish in 2020 explaining why she was defecting
The 23-year-old was granted refugee standing in Germany and now lives within the Bavarian city of Aschaffenburg.
Alizadeh is Germany’s third refugee athlete, in response to Germany’s Taekwondo Union.
There are 29 athletes competing for the IOC Refugee Olympic Team on this yr’s Games, in response to the International Olympic Committee (IOC).
American Anastasija Zolotic gained the ladies’s -57kg taekwondo gold after beating Russian Olympic Committee’s Tatiana Minina, who claimed silver.
Zolotic is the primary US girl to win Olympic gold in taekwondo.
Bronze went to Ilgun and Chinese Taipei’s Lo Chia-Ling.