Iran at the 2016 Summer Paralympics

Iran is a sovereign state in Western Asia. Tehran is the capital and the largest city of this country.

Iran has been taking part in the Summer Paralympics since 1988.

Iran will once again compete at the 2016 Summer Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from 7 to 18 September 2016.

So far, Iran has participated in 7 Summer Paralympics Games, and has won 48 Gold, 28 Silver and 37 Bronze medals.

Iran at the 2016 Summer Paralympics

I am sure people of Iran would be eager to know about Athletes / Participants taking part in Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.

Iran Athletes Participating in Rio 2016 Summer Paralympics:

Archery -

  • Zahra Nemati

Athletics -

Men

  • Hamid Eslam, Peyman Nasiri – 1500m
  • Saman Pakbaz, Javid Ehsani Shakib, Siamak Saleh Farajzadeh, Sajjad Mohammadian, Alireza Mokhtari, Jalil Bagheri, Asadollah Azimi, Yunes Seifipour, Mehran Nekouei Majd, Hamed Amiri, Mohsen Hosseinipanah – shot put
  • Ali Olfatnia – long jump
  • Mohsen Kaedi – shot put & javelin throw
  • Alireza Ghaleh Naseri, Ali Mohammadyari – discus throw
  • Sajjad Nikparast, Mohammad Khalvandi, Abdollah Heydari, Javad Hardani, Mohammad Fathi Ganji – javelin throw
  • Ahmad Ojaghloo – 100m

Women

  • Batul Jahangiri – shot put
  • Hashemieh Mottaghian – javelin throw

Cycling -

Details Awaited

5-a-side football -

  • Men’s Team – Meysam Shojaeiyan, Amir Pourrazavi, Hossein Rajab Pour, Morteza Ramezani, Sadegh Rahimighasr, Mohammad Heidari, Rasool Baseri, Mohmmad Reza Mehninasab and Behzad Zadaliasghari

7-a-side football -

  • Men’s Team

Judo -

Details Awaited

Paracanoeing -

  • Shahla Behrouzirad – Women’s KL3

Powerlifting -

  • Siamand Rahman – Men’s over 107 kg

Shooting -

  • Sareh Javanmardi – P2 – 10m Air Pistol Women SH1
  • Samira Eram – P2 – 10m Air Pistol Women’s SH1
  • Alieh Mahmoudi – P4 – 50m Pistol Mixed Women’s SH1
  • Mahdi Zamani – P1- Men’s 10m Air Pistol SH1
  • Masoumeh Khodabakhshi Men’s R4- Mixed 10m Air Rifle Standing SH2

Swimming -

  • Shahin Izadyar – 50 m freestyle, 100 m breaststroke

Sitting volleyball -

  • Women’s Team
  • Men’s Team

Wheelchair basketball -

  • Men’s Team

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