Nayereh Akef – Shooting
In 2000, Iran called up 41 Para athletes across 5 sports to take part at the XI Summer Paralympic Games. In the roster, there was a young shooter who made history in Sidney. Nayereh Akef won a bronze medal and etched her name in the annals of Olympic and Paralympic Games as the first Iranian woman to win a medal. Her success paved the way for the future Paralympians including Zahra Nemati and Sareh Javanmardi.
Nayereh Akef finally hung the boots up after the Beijing 2008 Paralympics Games.
Date of Birth: 1964-04-02
Education: Persian Literature
• Sidney 2000 Paralympic Games - Bronze medal (Women's Air Pistol SH1)
• Athens 2004 Paralympic Games
• Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games