News ID: 313875
Published: 0950 GMT June 14, 2021

Iran confirm squad for Tokyo Paralympics

Iran confirm squad for Tokyo Paralympics
JAE C. HONG/AP

Sports Desk

The National Paralympic Committee of Iran confirmed the full squad for the upcoming Tokyo Paralympics, Hadi Rezaei, the country’s chef de mission at the Games announced.

According to Rezaei, Iran will be represented by 59 athletes and 20 coaches in athletics, powerlifting, shooting, archery, canoe, taekwondo, judo, sitting volleyball, and wheelchair basketball, IRNA reported.

The Paralympics, postponed by a year due to the coronavirus pandemic, will kick off in the Japanese capital on August 24, following the conclusion of Olympic Games.

Rezaei had said in April that only those with the chance of winning a medal in Tokyo would be named in the Iranian squad.

Iran was among the front runners to initiate the vaccination scheme to protect its Paralympics hopefuls against COVID-19 in April.

The country will seek a new personal record of medal count in Tokyo, hoping to surpass the feat in London 2012, where Iran won 10 golds, as well as seven silvers and bronzes apiece, which led to a 11th-spot finish in the overall standing.

 

 

 

   
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