Iran wheelchair basketball beats Germany at Paralympic Games

RIO (Tasnim) – Iran wheelchair basketball team defeated Germany in its opening match at the Rio Paralympics.

The Iranian team beat its rival 69-63 in Rio de Janeiro’s Carioca Arena 1 in Group B on Thursday.

Iran has been scheduled to meet Britain on Friday.

“I am very satisfied since we earned a great victory. I know we have a difficult task ahead of us but we will do our best to qualify from our group,” Iran coach Abbas Aghakouchaki said.

Iran has been drawn along with London 2012 Paralympic bronze medallist and 2014 World Championship runner-up the USA, host Brazil, Britain, Germany and Algeria.

Iran has participated at the 2016 Summer Paralympics with 111 athletes in 12 sport fields.

The Iranian delegation finished in 11th place in the previous edition, winning 10 gold medals, seven silvers and seven bronze medals.

By Tasnim News Agency