Two-time Paralympics gold medal winner Mohammad Khalvandi says that he is so proud to make the Iranian people happy.
Khalvandi snatched a gold medal at the 2016 Paralympic Games in the Men's Javelin Throw - F57 with a throw of 46.12m.
The thrower had already won a gold medal in the London 2012 Paralympic Games.
"I'm so proud to have had the opportunity to represent my country in two Paralympics. I am going to be a member of Iranian delegation in next Paralympics. I feel I have a lot of responsibility on my shoulders to make my nation proud,” Khalvandi told Paralympic.ir.
“I was supposed to undergo surgery but I changed my mind. If I had undergone a foot surgery, I would have missed the IPC World Championships in London and 2018 Asian para Games. I am going to go under the knife after the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games,” he stated.
Khalvandi will never forget the tragic loss of Bahman Golbarnezhad, who died in an accident during the Paralympic C4-5 cycling road race in September.
“Unfortunately, I became familiar with Bahman Golbarnezhad very late. He was always smiling and was a role model for the people with disability. Bahman will remain forever in my heart,” Khalvandi concluded.