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Iranian Paralympic archers win three medals in UAE championships

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Iranian Paralympic archer Gholamreza Rahimi (file photo)

Iranian male and female Paralympic archers have exhibited praiseworthy performances at the second edition of Fazza International Para Archery Championships in the United Arab Emirates, and picked up three medals.

On Monday evening, Iranian sportsman Gholamreza Rahimi vied in the individual recurve competitions at the Dubai Club for the Disabled in Dubai, and picked a silver medal for the Islamic Republic.

Rahimi had earlier participated in the mixed recurve contests, and snatched the gold medal. 

Somayyeh Abbaspour, another Iranian representative, also managed to earn a bronze medal in the women’s individual compound section.

The second edition of Fazza International Para Archery Championships opened in Dubai, the UAE, on January 13 and concluded on January 19.

The sporting event was organized and supervised by the Dubai Club for the Disabled with the strategic partnership and support of the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center (HHC), and in cooperation with the Dubai Sports Council (DSC), the General Authority for Youth and Sports Welfare and the UAE Paralympic Committee.

A total of 50 Paralympic athletes from 15 countries, namely Britain, Canada, the Czech Republic, Finland, France, India, Iran, Iraq, Mongolia, the Netherlands, Romania, Russia, South Korea, Thailand and the UAE attended the tournament.

Forty percent of the participants, twenty of them, were female archers.

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