Iran National Paralympic Committee (NPC) with cooperation of Iran Sports Federation for the Persons with Disabilities (IRISFD) brought together national stars and newcomers offering the competitions opportunities to female athletes across the country.
Iran's One-day 2023 Women's Para Powerlifting National Competition was held on Monday (13 February) in Tehran.
The fourth edition of the event saw 49 para powerlifters in action, from sixteen provinces of Iran. Women compete in the up to (41kg, 45kg), 50kg, 55kg, 61kg, 67kg, 73kg, 79kg, (86kg and +86kg) divisions.
IRISFD hosted a fundamental women's para powerlifting event which is approved by the World Para Powerlifting (WPPO), for the second time.
The competitions attended and supervised by International Federation Delegate (IF) Azzam Al-Zubi, on the behalf of WPPO.
1 Kermanshah Province, (46 points)
2 Isfahan Province, (45 points)
3 Tehran A (39 points)
Hangzhou is added to the Iranian female para powerlifters' wish list
The vice-president of IRISFD Mojgan Nasiri in an interview with the NPC Iran's Website said the main aim was giving an opportunity to teams for record setting at a fundamental event after the Ministry of Sports and Youth confirms our dress code and also evaluating Iranian female para powerlifters' actions.
“We are due to improve the national team in the current year to prepare them for Hangzhou. Iranian women could make their debut in Para Powerlifting at the Fourth Asian Para Games," Nasiri stated.
The competition is a gateway to newcomers and also a possibility for experienced athletes to improve their ranking.
A refreshment class for Iranian national referees
Iranian Female national referees attended in a two-sessions class to refresh their knowledge and keep up-to-date with the application of new rules.
Azzam Al-Zubi, the IF of World Para Powerlifting, carried out the training and was impressed with the high standard of the candidates.
Existing officials also attended the class to refresh their knowledge.
The class was designed not only to re-educate participants about the most current rules of the sport, but also highlight the importance of the responsibility they have to fully understand, and consistently apply, the rules at national and developmental level.
It also aims at the enhancement of the gender balance amongst officials.
On the men’s side, the two-day competition launches from today and it will be continued until 16 February at the Iran Sports Federation for Persons with Disabilities in Tehran.
Powerlifting is Iran's second most successful sport at the Paralympics.