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Bigger Para Asian Team Will Go to Jakarta Games

In the previous edition of the games in South Korea, Iran participated with 203 athletes, and finished fourth by collecting 37 gold, 52 silver and 31 bronze medals
Iran’s delegation march at the opening ceremony of Incheon Para Asian Games in South Korea, 2014.Iran’s delegation march at the opening ceremony of Incheon Para Asian Games in South Korea, 2014.

Based on preliminary forecasts, Iran will send its biggest team in its history to the upcoming Para Asian Games in Jakarta, Indonesia.
It is going to be the country’s largest squad in terms of both quantity and quality since the 1979 Islamic Revolution, IRNA reported on Sunday.
As Hadi Rezaei, head of the delegation, said, about 420 athletes (330 men and 90 women) are expected to attend the games.
The tournament is to be held in 17 categories of archery, swimming, athletics, bowling, wheelchair fencing, wheelchair tennis, table tennis, sitting volleyball, wheelchair basketball, badminton, goalball, cycling, boccia, judo, lawn bowls, powerlifting and shooting.
Rezaei said that so far Iranian athletes of nine categories who will compete at the Para Asian Games have been finalized and the complete list of athletes and sports to participate in the event will be published between April 21 and May 21.

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