Iran to form female para powerlifting team

© Tehran Times
© Tehran Times

Tehran, Iran, April 22, 2020: Iran will form a women’s para powerlifting team for the first time, the Tehran Times reports.

The Vice President of the Iran Sports Federation for the Disabled, Mojgan Nasiri, said that the female para powerlifters will take part in international events once the Ministry of Sports and Youth confirms their dress code.

“With the aim of finding new talents in the sport, the domestic league was held with the participation of 19 teams across the country last year,” Nasiri said.

“We were due to form the national team in the current year but it was delayed due to the coronavirus outbreak. The team will be formed when the situation becomes normal,” she added.

“We first want to participate at the Asian Para Games and our female powerlifters will compete at the Paralympic Games,” Nasiri added.

Last year, the Iran Weightlifting Federation sent the female lifters to the Asian Championships and to the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) World Championships for the first time.

In other news from Iran:

*The Peace and Sport Commission of the National Olympic Committee of the Islamic Republic of Iran has called on some of the country’s top Olympians, athletes and coaches to deliver a motivational video message.

Reflecting on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the video addresses how people can use this time to reassess their priorities and work together for a better and more peaceful world.