Iran’s Ramezan Salehi among Ones to Watch at Rio

TEHRAN (Tasnim) - Iran’s Ramezan Salehi Hajikolaei has been tipped as the "one to watch" at the Rio Paralympics by paralympic.org.

Iran’s Ramezan Salehi among Ones to Watch at Rio

Iran has made it to back-to-back sitting volleyball finals at the Paralympic Games in large part to the efforts of Hajikolaei.

A gold medallist at Beijing 2008, Hajikolaei, took home silver in London after his squad lost in the finals to rivals Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Considered one of the best liberos, Hajikolaei was named Best Receiver at both the Paralympics in London and Best Defender at the Intercontinental Cup in Cairo, Egypt.

He will look to help his team reclaim its winning ways after its runner-up finish four years ago.

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