Leader hails Paralympics athletes for achievements

TEHRAN, Sep. 19 (MNA) – Ayatollah Khamenei has issued a message of appreciation and congratulation to the athletes who participated in Rio 2016 Paralympics games and acquired several medals.

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei in his message has praised successes and strogn faith of the Iranian atheletes and has also commemorated Iranian cyclist Bahma Golbarnezhad who demised after an acccident during the competitons.

Here is the message of the Leader:

In the Name of Allah, the Compassionate, the Merciful

Paralympics Mina Martyrs delegation!

You created an honor and please our dear nation. You raised the name of oppressed martyrs of Mina in the world. You showed off the holy Ihram clothes to enemies of the Islamic rituals. I cordially appreciate and thank you. I hope you will remain strongly committed to your religious duties as always with the self-confidence you deserve. Painful incident for war-disabled veteran and athlete, dear Bahman Golbarnezhad, made me sorry and mournful.

Seyyed Ali Khamenei

19 September 2016

By Mehr News Agency