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Elnaz Darabian Aghdas

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Classification
F53

Further personal information

Languages
Persian

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up the discus at age 32.
Why this sport?
She was encouraged to take up the sport by a national discus coach.

General interest

Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold in the F51/52/53 discus at the 2018 Asian Para Games in Indonesia. (irna.ir, 30 Jun 2021; irisfd.ir, 17 Oct 2018)
Most influential person in career
Her family, and her first coach. (irisfd.ir, 17 Oct 2018)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Sport has become a part of my life, and with the end of each session I feel empty." (irisfd.ir, 17 Oct 2018)
Ambitions
To win gold at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo and the 2022 Asian Para Games in Hangzhou, People's Republic of China. (isna.ir, 12 Oct 2018; irna.ir, 30 Jun 2021)
Other information
TRAINING CHALLENGES
After she won a gold medal at the 2018 Asian Para Games in Indonesia, she spoke about the challenges she had faced training in her home province of Alborz, Islamic Republic of Iran. "Alborz can be considered one of the few provinces in the country where the issue of supporting the impaired is not raised at all by the authorities. We face many transportation problems and we have to pay for our travel from our own pockets. Fortunately, we witnessed the talent of some of the delegates from Alborz Province at the [2018] Asian Games in Indonesia. Undoubtedly, if there were more equipment and facilities available, then in future we would see more success from Para athletes in the province." (qudsonline.ir, 20 Oct 2018; irisfd.ir, 17 Oct 2018)

EDUCATION
She has studied for a master's degree in Persian literature. (irisfd.ir, 17 Oct 2018)