Iranian swimmer Shahin Izadyar is going to get better results in Rio 2016 Paralympic than London 2012.
The 23-year-old Paralympian swimmer displayed considerable performances during a Winter Open Polish Championships in Swimming for Athletes with Disabilities in last year’s December.
Izadyar will compete at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio as Iran’s sole representative.
“I will participate in 100 m breaststroke, 100 m freestyle, 50 m freestyle, and 100 m butterfly events but I think I could get better result in 100 m breaststroke. In the event I will have a tough task ahead of me against Russian, Portuguese and Canadian swimmers,” Izadyar told Paralympic.ir.
“I trained hard for the competition. I’ve participated in the eight international events so far and I have gained an enormous amount of experience; however I am well aware that the best swimmers will partake at the Paralympics,” he added.
“In Rio 2016, I am going to get better results than the previous edition,” Izadyar concluded.
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.