Tehran, Iran, November 8, 2019: Iran will celebrate the 12th National Paralympic Day on November 13 across the country with the participation of about 60,000 students with physical and vision impairments, reports the Tehran Times. Iran first celebrated National Paralympic Day in 2003 and it was included in the National Calendar by a Presidential order in 2016. Iran finished third in the Indonesia 2018 Asian Para Games medals table after winning 51 gold medals, 42 silvers and 43 bronze. The Iranian delegation looks to finish among the top 10 countries in the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games. At the last Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in 2016, Iran finished in 15th place in the medals table with eight gold medals, nine silvers and seven bronze. The Asian sports powerhouse has been enjoying Para sports success lately in a number of sports such as archery, athletics, football 5-a-side, powerlifting, shooting and sitting volleyball. Archer Zahra Nemati, field athlete Mohammad Khalvandi, football 5-a-side player Behzad Zadaliasghari, shooter Sareh Javanmardidodmani, powerlifter Siamand Rahman and sitting volleyball player Morteza Mehrzad are among the world’s best Paralympians.