Sep 13, 2021, 3:38 PM
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APC president hails performance of Iranian athletes in 2020 Tokyo Paralympics

Tehran, IRNA – President of Asian Paralympic Committee (APC) Majid Rashed, in a letter to Head of Iranian National Paralympic Committee Mahmoud Khosravi Vafa on Monday, hailed the shining of Iranian athletes in 2020 Tokyo Paralympics.

He said that it was admirable that the Iranian squad received even more gold medals than the previous edition of the competitions in Rio.

This was indicative of the presence of a strong system in the Iranian National Paralympic Committee, Rashed said.

He also praised the performance of Iranian women athletes, like Zahra Nemati and Sare Javanmardi, noting that they can set a role model for young female athletes anywhere in the world.

Referring to winning another championship by Iranian sitting volleyball team, the official said that the Iranian athletes proved that they are one of the Paralympic powers not only in Asia but also in the entire world.

The Iranian athletes bagged 12 gold medals, 11 silver and a bronze one in Tokyo Paralympics.

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