Sep 5, 2021, 9:29 AM
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Pres Raisi congratulates Iran athletes on Paralympics overwhelming victory

Tehran, IRNA – President Ebrahim Raisi in a message congratulated Iranian athletes' shining victories at the 2020 Paralympics in Tokyo (24 Aug - 5 Sep, 2021).

When Iran's flag was raised and national anthem was played over the venue of the games, it indicated that powerful Iranian youth can conquer any shortages and remove any obstacles, the president said.

The 62 Iranian Para athletes won 12 gold, 11 silver and one bronze medals at the Tokyo Paralympics.

Also in his message, President Raisi appreciated efforts made by all including coaches to help athletes be successful at the Para competitions.  

In a related development, Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei congratulated Iranian Para athletes on their victories.

In Rio 2016 Paralympic Games held in Brazil, Iranian Para athletes could also win colorful medals including eight gold, nine silver, and seven bronze.


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