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Female Iranian shooter shortlisted for IPC’s Athlete of Month award

US Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) (L) talks with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) during a rally with fellow Democrats before voting on H.R. 1, or the People Act, on the East Steps of the US Capitol on March 08, 2019 in Washington, DC. (AFP photo)
Iranian Paralympic shooter Sareh Javanmardi (file photo)

Iranian Paralympic shooter Sareh Javanmardi has been shortlisted for the title of the Allianz Athlete of the Month for May 2018, following her sparkling performances at the 2018 World Shooting Para Sport World Cup in the United Arab Emirates.

The 33-year-old Iranian sportswoman has so far garnered an overwhelming 56.83 percent of the votes.

Belgian track and field athlete Peter Genyn, Brazilian horse rider Rodolpho Riskalla, Ukrainian powerlifter Mariana Shevchuk and Canadian judoka Priscilla Gagne have already received 32.48, 8.39, 1.22 and 1.08 percent of the votes respectively.

On March 27, Javanmardi participated in the women’s P4 50-meter pistol SH1 competitions of the 2018 World Shooting Para Sport World Cup at Al Ain Equestrian, Shooting & Golf Club.

She racked up 220.6 points to claim the top position and finish as champion.

Two Chinese sports shooters clinched the silver and bronze medals.

The impressive achievement came a day after the Iranian team, comprised of Javanmardi, Samira Eram and Mahdi Zamani Shourabi, landed in the top spot at the end of the P4 mixed 50-meter pistol SH1 contests, and was awarded the gold medal.

The 2018 World Shooting Para Sport World Cup opened on March 19, and wrapped up on March 28. 

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