Iranian Para-archer Zahra Nemati is among the athletes who IPC believes they could make a huge impact on Paralympic sport in 2016.
With Rio 2016 fast approaching, the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) will be naming its Ones to Watch athletes for September’s Paralympic Games over the next 11 days, starting on Monday (4 January) with athletes in archery and wheelchair tennis.
The Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, which run from 7-18 September, will see up to 4,350 athletes from around 170 countries compete in 528 medal events across 22 different sports, paralympic.org reported.
In an effort to make it easier for the public and media to understand which athletes to look out for at Rio 2016, the IPC between 4-15 January will be announcing Ones to Watch in all 22 sports, revealing athletes in two sports each day.
The Ones to Watch athletes looking to make an impact on the biggest stage of all in 2016 in archery and wheelchair tennis are as follows:
Zahra Nemati (IRI), David Drahoninsky (CZE), Ouk Soo Lee (KOR), Matt Stutzman (USA), Eleonora Sarti (ITA) and Hwa Sook Lee (KOR)
Shingo Kunieda (JPN), Stephane Houdet (FRA), Gustavo Fernandez (ARG), Yui Kamiji (JPN), Jiske Griffioen (NED), Aniek van Koot (NED), Dylan Alcott (AUS), David Wagner (USA)