In the first meeting right after the Presidential election held at the NPC headquarters, Dr. Ghafoor Karegari emphasized on the importance of being well prepared for the Asian Para Games as the top priority of Iran NPC.
“We should put in the top priority the 2022
Asian Para Games and work towards achieving the best in the event,” the new President of National
Paralympic Committee Dr. Ghafoor Karegari said on Monday 19 December.
In the first meeting right after the Presidential election
held at the NPC headquarters, Dr. Ghafoor Karegari emphasized on the importance
of being well prepared for attending in the Hangzhou Asian Para Games as the top
priority of Iranian National Paralympic Committee.
“We should look back at the previous
edition of the gams, Iran’s medal standing and do our best to
defend the gold medals in the event,” Dr. Karegari added.
"The 2022 Hangzhou Games will
be a good opportunity for our athletes to prepare for the Paris 2024.
As a part of the NPC’s focus, I will occasionally visit the Hangzhou national preparatory
camps to support the ongoing programmes of the sports federations,” he stated.
The NPC’s President has promised the
full commitment in aiding the sports federations to pave the way for the Games.
Dr. Ghafoor Karegari elected as the new
President of I.R. Iran NPC, replacing Mahmoud Khosravi Vafa in this post, 13
The Iranian Para athletes claimed 51
gold, 43 silver and 42 bronze medals in 2018 Jakarta, with the nation placing 3rd
in the medals table.