Iran’s Sareh Javanmardi One to Watch for 2017
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iranian Para-shooter Sareh Javanmardi has been named among Ones to Watch for 2017.
She claimed two gold medals at the P2 (women's 10m air pistol SH1) and P4 (mixed 50m pistol SH1) at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.
Javanmardi became Iran's first ever female gold medalist in Paralympic shooting.
Selected in partnership with the World Shooting Para Sport, the Ones to Watch athletes are individuals who have the potential to make the headlines in shooting during the next Paralympic cycle ahead of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games.
With one eye on the next Paralympic Games, many of this year’s Ones to Watch are young athletes who will develop between now and Tokyo 2020. Others are Paralympic and world medallists looking to stay at the top of their game.
Until 19 January, the IPC will announce Ones to Watch athletes in two sports each day.
Around 230 athletes from 22 sports will be named Ones to Watch for 2017 in an effort to make it easier for the public and media to understand which athletes to look out for.