Eshrat Kordestani Selected as Iran’s Flagbearer for Rio Paralympics
TEHRAN (Tasnim) - Eshrat Kordestani, member of women’s sitting volleyball team, will carry Iran’s flag at the Opening Ceremony of Rio 2016.
“Mrs. Kordestani is a war wounded and has lost her right foot in Shalamcheh (Southern Iran) in 2002 when she was 19-year-old. She has been Iran’s captain as well,” Mahmoud Khosravivafa, president of Iran's National Paraolympic Committee (NPC), told Paralympic.ir.
The Iranian women’s sitting volleyball team qualified for the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games for the very first time, after reaching the final at the Incheon 2014 Asian Para Games.
Iran has been pitted against powerhouse China, USA and Rwanda in Pool B.
Javelin thrower Abdolreza Jokar was Iran’s flagbearer at the London 2012 Paralympics.
Rio 2016 Paralympics will be held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil from September 7 to 18.