Iran’s flagbearer Nemati eliminated from Olympics

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iranian archer Zahra Nemati, who carried the country’s flag in the opening ceremony, was eliminated by the Russian Inna Stepanova on Tuesday.

Nemati lost to Stepanova 6-2 in the Olympic Games Round of 64.

Nemati said it felt different from the Paralympics. “The difference is the stress that I had here. The Olympics are more stressful.”

Asked what message she would like to send to other people with disabilities around the world, she perked up, “Don’t let disability defeat you.”

“I felt stressed, but I have to say she was better. Now, I will try to repeat my Paralympic title,” she said.

By Tasnim News Agency