After winning back-to-back gold medals in the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, Mohammad Khalvandi looks still hungry for more trophies.
The Iranian claimed a gold medal in Rio 2016 with a throw of 46.12 in the Men's Javelin Throw - F57, setting a new world record as well.
“I will have surgery on my left ankle and it may take months to properly heal . Afterward, I will start my training to win another medal in the Asian Para Games in Indonesia and a trophy at the 2020 Tokyo,” Khalvandi told Paralympic.ir.
“I won my first gold medal in London 2012 and bagged the second in Rio 2016. From now on, I would like to go to my third Paralympics gold medal. It’s a great feeling to make your people happy,” the 26-year-old thrower said.
It seems that London’s gold medal is more valuable than Rio gold for Khalvandi.
“I had a better throw in Rio but, honestly, I have to say I am more interested in my gold medal that I won in London,” Khalvandi said.
He also predicts that the next edition in Tokyo would be the most glorious Paralympics ever.
“In my opinion, Rio managed to host a successful Paralympic Games despite many doubts, but I think we will see the best ever Paralympics in Tokyo because of their infrastructure and transportation,” he stated.