Tuesday, Jun 20, 2023 10:56
Iran’s men win their first-ever medal of the World Championships in Dubai, today on 20 June.
Iran history making men win first-ever wheelchair basketball world medal


Iran NPC, Tehran- Today, “Dream Comes True” for Iran’s wheelchair basketball as its men seize a historic bronze medal at the 2023 IWBF Wheelchair Basketball World Championships and pave the way for recaching Paris 2024 Paralympic Games.

Under the lead of head coach Mohammadreza Dastyar and coach Behrouz Soltani, Team Iran finishes his remarkable journey in Dubai World Championships.

Iranian players with a passionate 72-54 triumph over the Netherlands in the IWBF third-place playoff match at the Dubai WTC Hall, Court 1, and become the first Asian men’s wheelchair basketball squad to secure a spot on the IWBF World Podium.

Iranian Omid Hadiazhar

Omid Hadiazhar (4.0-4.5), a key figure of team Iran all the tournament, nominated among Men’s All-Star Teams.

The squad had been reached the third-place match, with two losses to holder GB and paralympic champion the USA, three victories over Iraq, France and Germany and also, a second loss to the GB in his last four.


Iran's men wheelchair basketball team confirm an Asian quota for Paris 2024 Paralympic Games.  

Iran Squad List at the Event:

Abolfazl Jalaei, Amirreza Ahmadi, Omid Hadiazhar, Vahid Saadatpoormoghadam, Mohammad Mohammad Nezhad, Hakim Mansouri, Alireza Kamalifar, Mohsen Bigdeli, Mohammadhassan Sayari, Mohsen Tolouei Tamardash, Morteza Abedi, Abdoljalil Gharanjik.

Iran had previously ranked fourth at the 2018 World Championships in Hamburg.




Source: Iran NPC
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