Para judo made its first Paralympic appearance at the Seoul 1988 Paralympic Games. This sport features visual impaired combatants with visual impairment and has been included in the show since 1988. Later in 1991, this sport was introduced to the Iranian Para athletes and in 1993 the first national championships was staged for the Iranian judokas. In 1998, Team Iran made its first international appearance.
Para judo is now practiced in 15 provincial clubs in the country.
Watch the introduction to Para Judo on Paralympic TV.