|Bagheri to be Iran’s flag-bearer at Asian Para Games opener||
Paralympic gold medal winner Jalil Bagheri Jeddi will carry flag for Iran at the opening ceremony of the 2014 Asian Para Games.
Jalil Bagheri attained gold in the Men's shot put in the 2012 Paralympic Games.
The 2014 Asian Para Games will be held in Incheon, South Korea from October 18 to 24.
The Iranian delegation will also participate in the games under the name of ‘Ghadir’, president of Iran’s National Paralympic Committee (NPC), Mahmoud Khosravivafa said on Thursday.
“To be representing Iran in the 2014 Asian Para Games is a great honor and being selected as the flagbearer has made me so happy,” Bagheri told Mehr news agency on Friday.
This year’s Asian Para Games will feature a total of 23 sports with some 5,000 athletes and officials expected to converge and compete in the Games.
In the last Games in Guangzhou in 2010, a number of 19 sports were contested.
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