Iran will participate in the 2017 INAS World Athletics Championships with five para-athletes.
INAS is the International Federation for sport for para-athletes with an intellectual disability.
The event will be hosted by the Sport Association for Intellectual Disability of Thailand from 12 to 19 May 2017.
Korosh Farhadi will participate at long jump and triple jump, Hossein Dehghani will represent Iran at javelin throw and shot put, Kambiz Taremi will take part at 100 and 200 meters, Ahmad Ghaffari will partake at 800 and 1500 meters and Vahid Shahabi will compete at 5000 meters.
Over 150 athletes from more than 20 countries are expected to compete across the full athletics programme, making it the biggest athletics event for elite intellectually disabled athletes globally. For many the INAS Athletics Championships is the pinnacle to their athletic career and a chance to compete against the best intellectually disabled athletes in the world.