Iranian swimmer Shahin Izadyar has set his sights on Paralympic glory.
The 23-year-old Paralympian swimmer displayed considerable performances during a Winter Open Polish Championships in Swimming for Athletes with Disabilities in early December.
Izadyar will compete at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio.
“I've been training individually every day in Mashhad and will participate in training camp in Tehran from April. To win a medal in Paralympic is a very difficult task but I will do my best to get a better result, compared to the previous edition,” Izadyar told Paralympic.ir.
“I would like to return to Iran with a medal, however I know that it’s very difficult to win Paralympic medal since the event will bring the world’s best swimmers together in Rio,” he added.
Izadyar represented Iran in the 2012 Olympic Games and finished in eighth place in the men's 100m breaststroke SB9 with a time of 1:12.47, where Russian swimmer Pavel Poltavtsev claimed a gold medal, clocking 1:04.02.