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Iran's Sports Debut in Rio 2016 Paralympic Games

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In less than a year, Rio is celebrating 2016 Paralympic Games and all participants do their best to secure maximum spots and bring their most sports.

In less than a year, Rio is celebrating 2016 Paralympic Games and all participants do their best to secure maximum spots and bring their most sports.

In the recent year, IR Iran NPC along with IR Iran Sports Federation for the Disabled (IRISFD) and IR Iran Sports Federation for the Blinds (IRISFB) have dispatched plenty of teams leading to qualify several Iran's sports for the Games; still there are some participations on the way.

Through the secured sports, we can name three sports which before had no participants in the GAMES. Women's Sitting Volleyball, Archery (Compound) and Paracanoe; the initiatory athletes will be considered debuts and also the first country quotas in the Paralympic Games written to them.

Iran's Men Sitting Volleyball during the years has always proved itself, but women for the first time after sitting in the second position in Incheon 2014 Para Asian Games could get qualified to Rio.

 

 


In Guangzhou 2010, our country representatives despite outstanding performance against Japan only saved bronze to make them watch London 2012 Games at home. Hence, this Incheon's spot has its own taste to clean the story drew with Japan.

In London 2012 by Nemati's gold and Women's team bronze medal, our para- archery made memorable event and it is hoped that in Rio 2016 we will witness another pride.

But this time, Iran's archery differs from previous edition as qualified in Compound. Practiced only in the two Paralympic editions, Iran will present in the third term.

Hadi Noori at Germany World Championships achieved quota in Compound to set his name as the first ever para athlete to take Iran's sport to Paralympic Games. Thailand Asian Tournament, Majid Kakoosh could save the first Paralympic spot in W1 for the country. Added, Iran has another chance in Czech Republic Competitions to keep the third slot in Compound.

Jan 26, 2016 08:35
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