Archer Zahra Nemati aims to make splash in Rio

August 5, 2016

Iranian archer Zahra Nemati is ready to make splash at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

She made history by securing a spot for Iran not only at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, but Olympics as well.
Nemati is the first Iranian woman to win an Olympic or Paralympic gold medal at London 2012.
 “I am ready to make a splash in my first Olympic experience. After the 2012 Paralympic Games, I thought about taking part in Olympics and in the 2014 Asian Para Games, I made final decision and partook in Olympics qualification,” Nemati said.

“I cannot promise of winning a medal in Rio because in the archery, your first mistake will be your last. The best archers are here to win a medal and I cannot promise but I will do my best,” she added. 

Asked her after winning a gold medal at previous Paralympics, is she ready to add an Olympics medal to her collection, Nemati said, “The abled archers are stronger than disabled people and to win a gold medal will be difficult. So, I know I can make a huge impact on others as a disabled athlete and this is a great victory for me,” Nemati added.

“It's a great honor to be the flag bearer of Iran and I would thank the Iranian officials who chose me to carry the flag,” Nemati said.  

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