Iranian Paralympians in the visually impaired category clinched 9 medals by the end of the World Para Athletics Championships UAE.

Iran PressMiddle East: On the final day of competitions on Saturday, Hajar Safarzadeh, the only Iranian woman in the visually impaired category, gained the silver medal in Women’s 400m with a time of 60:00.34 seconds. Athletes from Turkey and Kenia clinched gold and silver with times of 59:14 and 60:08.41 seconds.

Iranian Paralympians secured 9 medals in total in the competition. Mehdi Owladi clinched 2 golds, Mehdi Moradi and Behzad Azizi gained gold medals, Saman Pakbaz and Hajar Safarzadeh won silver medals, Vahid Ali Najimi 2 bronzes and Masoud Heidari one bronze medal.

In the category of disabled sports, Iranian Paralympians won 6 medals. Hamed Amiri clinched 2 golds. Saeed Afrouz, Ali Asghar Javanmardi, Alireza Sadeghian and Hamed Amiri gained silver medals.

UAE championship was an important competition for the Paralympians for preparation for Tokyo Paralympics.

Because of the conditions following the coronavirus pandemics, medals were distributed in a virtual ceremony and handed to the team heads in their residence.

Hamed Amiri, Mehdi Owladi, Behzad Aziri and Vahid Ali Najimi had previously secured the quota for Tokyo Paralympics.

Qualification for the Tokyo Paralympics will not be evaluated by the number of medals gained, but it would be based on the records Paralympians had set, according to National Paralympics Committee.


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