The curtains finally went up on August 24th and a year-long postponed Paralympic Games kicked off in Tokyo, as the only city ever to host Paralympic Games twice. In the world's third biggest sporting event 4,403 athletes from nearly 160 nations competed against each other across 22 sports in 539 medals events with Para taekwondo and Para badminton making their first appearance at the Games.
At the 16th Paralympic Games, Team Iran fielded a 62-strong squad including two-time Paralympics Zahra Nemati and Sareh Javanmardi.
Iranian Paralympians came 13th in the final medal array with historic 12 gold, 11 silver and one bronze and delivered the best performance across all Paralympic Games.
Below are the Iranian medalists at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games.
Rouhollah Rostami – Powerlifting
Vahid Nouri – Judo
Mohammad Reza Kheirollahzade – Judo
Amir Khosravani – Long Jump
Mahdi Olad – Shot Put
Hashemiyeh Motaghian – Javelin Throw
Sareh Javanmardi - Shooting
Saeid Afrooz – Javelin Throw
Zahra Nemati – Archery
Hamed Amiri – Javelin Throw
Asghar Azizi Aghdam – Taekwondo
Iran sitting volleyball team
Amir Jafari – Powerlifting
Hamed Solhipour – Powerlifting
Mansour Pourmirzaei – Powerlifting
Ali Pirouj – Javelin Throw
Sadegh Beyt Sayah – Javelin Throw
Amanollah Papi – Javelin Throw
Alireza Mokhtari – Shot Put
Sajad Mohammadian – Shot Put
Mahdi Olad – Discus Throw
Ramezan Biabani – Archery
Mahdi Pourrahnama – Taekwondo
Saman Razi – Powerlifting