Leader praises Iranian Paralympic athletes

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei. (Photo by AFP)

The Leader of Iran's Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has congratulated Iranian para-athletes for their glorious performance at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. 

In a message, Ayatollah Khamenei said the Iranian sports-people brought honor and delight to the nation. 

The Leader also expressed condolences and sorrow over the death of one of the Iranian athletes during the course of the games.

War veteran and cyclist Bahman Golbarnezhad lost his life on Saturday in a crash during the road race.

This is while, the Iranian Para-team bagged 8 gold, 9 silver and 7 bronze medals at the games, to finish 15th in the standings; And It has been Iran’s best performance in Paralympic Games. 

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