Mahmoud Khosravivafa was re-elected as President for the fourth time and will serve a further four year term.
At the 11th General Assembly of the Iran National Paralympic Committee (NPC) in Tehran on Wednesday (5 February), Mahmoud Khosravivafa was re-elected as President for the fourth time and will serve a further four year term.
Amir Mandegarfard was elected as the Secretary General of the Committee for the new term of office, whilst two vice-presidents, treasurer and members of NPC Executive Boards were also elected.
At London 2012, Iran sent a delegation of 79 athletes and finished 11th overall in the medals table. In total the country won 24 medals, made up of 10 gold, seven silver and seven bronze medals.
In December 2013, NPC Iran organised its first ever National Paralympic Week to raise awareness and change perceptions of impairment. It was supported by the development arm of the International Paralympic Committee - the Agitos Foundation.
The festival involved thousands of children with impairments in cultural, social and sports events across seven days.
Last month, the National Paralympic Committee announced that Iranian officials have agreed to make 16 October “National Paralympic Day” in the country’s calendar.
The move follows a request made by the Iranian Paralympic Committee to the relevant respective bodies to create an annual day that celebrates the Paralympic Movement in Iran.