Iranian Paralympic team off to Rio

Tehran, Sept 1, IRNA – The Iranian squad left Iran on Thursday to take part in the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.

Iran’s squad in Rio Paralympic Games consists of 111 athletes comprising 23 women and 88 men.

The 2016 Summer Paralympics the fifteenth Summer Paralympic Games, are an upcoming major international multi-sport event for athletes with disabilities governed by the International Paralympic Committee, to be held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from 7 September to 18 September 2016.

Over 4,500 athletes from 175 countries are set to attend the international event.

By IRNA