Paralympics: Iranian athlete refuses to shake hands with Duchess of Cambridge
The Telegraph
03-Sep-2012 (2 comments)

An Iranian athlete refused to shake the Duchess of Cambridge’s hand after she presented him with a silver medal in the Olympic Stadium on Sunday night for “cultural reasons”, it has emerged.






by Latina on

I read the link you provided. Apparently all involved were aware that he would not shake his hand before the medals were handed out.

Instead he seems to have bowed in a sign of respect. At least it is how it appears in the photos.

 She also seems to have been careful not to touch his skin when placing the medal on his neck.