Javelin thrower Khalvandi faces uphill task to regain Paralympics gold
London 2012 Paralympic Games gold medallist Mohammad Khalvandi says he is going to win one more gold in the 2016 Rio despite facing a difficult task in the prestigious event.
Khalvandi claimed a gold medal in the men's Javekin Throw - F57/58 in London 2012 Paralympics with a throw of 50.98 meters.
“My classification has been changed and my job is very difficult to win the gold medal once again. But I just think of winning the gold in Rio,” Khalvandi told paralympic.ir.
“I want to participate at the IPC Athletics 2016 Grand Prix which will be held in Berlin, Germany from July 13 to 17. The event can be as part of my preparation ahead of the Paralympic Games,” he added.
“Syrian Mohamed Mohamed and Claudiney Batista dos Santos from Brazil are my main rivals in Rio,” Khalvandi said.