Hangzhou Asian Para Games Medalists were Honored by Tehran Municipality on Monday.
Iran NPC, Tehran: The 4th Asian Para Games (APG) medalists and
technical staff were honored by Tehran Municipality in a ceremony at Milad
Tower conference hall, Monday, 8 January 2024.
The ceremony was attended by Tehran
Mayor Dr. Alireza Zakani, National Paralympic Committee President Dr. Ghafoor
Karegary along with other NPC officials and members, Tehran City Council Deputies
and members, Presidents of National Cooperative Federations (NCFs), managers
and sports officials.
During the meeting, Dr. Alireza
Zakani, Tehran Mayor, stated: “Today's presence is a tribute to your determination,
greatness and will. We are proud of para athletes. They have been demonstrated
potential and ambition to succeed in gaining key roles at the highest level of
We hope that Para athletes will
showcase their capabilities at the upcoming events, too.”
NPC President Dr. Karegary also expressed
his gratitude to Tehran Municipality for holding the ceremony and said: “This
appreciation ceremony will provide role models and direction for our youth. The
God’s mercy was open to us at Hangzhou APG; Winning 131 colourful medals was the
result of a five-year-effort of Paralympic family, including para athletes,
technical staff, sport federations, National Paralympic Committee and the officials.”
“Iran’s Paralympians have set shining
example of courage and determination in the society and NPC aims at promoting
Para Sports and Paralympic Movement across the country,” he added.
“We hope to advance in Paris 2024 Paralympic
Games, Asian Youth and Aichi-Nagoya 2026 Para Games with the necessary supports”,
President Karegary concluded.
Medalists were given prizes by the
end of the ceremony.
Team Iran finished second place in
the medals tally of the Fourth Asian Para Games for the first time, after
winning 44 golds, 46 silvers and 41 bronzes.