NPC IRAN- Dr. Ghafoor Karegary, NPC President and Dr. Saeid Solgi, NPC Sports
Manager paid a visit to national camps of the women’s sitting volleyball and para
powerlifting TID staged by Iran Sports Federation for the Persons with
Disabilities (IRISFD) in Tehran, on Wednesday (8 June).
Speaking among the IRISFD’s
officials, sitting volleyball players and technical staff, Dr. Karegary pointed
that Iranian Women’s Para athletes are so talented and hardworking.
"We attend in the national preparation camps to emphasize that Iran Paralympic Committee is ready to support National Federations, para athletes and teams to meet their current needs and support them," Mr. President stated.
“NPC aims at sending Iran delegation to Hangzhou with a minimum quantity in population size and maximum quality in performance. To defend our Asian ranking, we have mainly focused on our medal table forecast at the Asian Para Games (APG).
However, female athletes are under the
overall umbrella of the NPC Iran, and therefore we will send them to APG even
if they rank fourth in the events.
Therefore, women not only have a
responsibility to be prepared for upcoming Hangzhou and try to reflect their
values and capabilities in Para Asian Games, but they should also do their best
to strengthen themselves for Paris 2024 and LA 2028 Paralympic Games.
women sitting volleyball squad has the required potential to succeed at the top
levels as well as men’s side.”
identification camp of para powerlifting, Dr. Karegary also said that Youth are
the future hopes at the
heart of Iran Paralympic Movement.
“I am impressed with
your passion for sport. In spite of the physical shortcomings and obstacles
lying on your way, you strongly overcome challenges you face, so we proud of having you in the Paralympic
Family and appreciate your hard works and also the efforts of technical staff to
conduct the team for reaching the goals,“ he commented.
NPC Iran will increasingly
support special groups of athletes including women, youth, athletes with severe
disabilities and vision impairments through sport and education programmes,
helping them develop their talents and skills during their sports careers.