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Iran to send 24 athletes to World Para Athletics Junior Championships

Iran will participate at the first World Para Athletics Junior Championships with 24 sportsmen and sportswomen.
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Iran will participate at the first World Para Athletics Junior Championships with 24 sportsmen and sportswomen.

The competition will be held in Nottwil, Switzerland, from 3-6 August.

“We really don't know anything about our rivals in the competition but it can be a good opportunity for us to prepare for the 2018 Para Asian Games and 2020 Paralympic Games,” Iran coach Mostafa Bahrami said.

The Iranian delegation will travel to Nottwil on Sunday.

The aim of the new event is to provide the first step in the development pathway for young international class athletes towards regional and World Championships, as well as the Paralympic Games.


The Championships will cater for two age groups - youth athletes aged between 14 and 17 years and junior athletes aged between 18 and 19 years.

The event will be staged at Sport Arena, Nottwil, the venue that has hosted an IPC Athletics Grand Prix for the last two years.

Jul 29, 2017 07:48
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