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Biography

Impairment information

Classification
SH1

Further personal information

Residence
Shiraz, IRI
Occupation
Athlete, Public Servant
Languages
Farsi
Higher education
Chemistry - University of Isfahan: Iran

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began the sport at around age 29 in Shiraz, Islamic Republic of Iran.
Why this sport?
She played sitting volleyball and tried shooting because of its need to have good focus. "Shooting requires a great deal of focus and I was very interested in that subject since it was related with my studies in education."
Club / Team
Fars Province [IRI] / Yadegar Emam Club [IRI]: Iran
Name of coach
Hossein Amiri [national]; Zeinab Agha Ali Akbari [national]

General interest

Hobbies
Music, sport. (Athlete, 25 Aug 2021)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning her first gold medal at a World Cup event. (Athlete, 25 Aug 2021)
Most influential person in career
Her family, and coach Hossein Amiri. (Athlete, 25 Aug 2021; dana.ir, 26 Jul 2017)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Focus." (Athlete, 25 Aug 2021)
Awards and honours
She was named the Islamic Republic of Iran's flag bearer for the closing ceremony of the 2018 Asian Para Games in Indonesia. (paralympic.org, 22 May 2018)
Ambitions
To win a gold medal at the Paralympic Games. (Athlete, 25 Aug 2021)
Other information
DOCUMENTARY
She featured in a Para sports documentary series named 'Flag of Honour' which aired in the Islamic Republic of Iran in February 2020. It focused on her and other Iranian medallists from the Asian Para Games. (khanemostanad.ir, 26 Jan 2020)

FURTHER STUDIES
She has studied for a master's degree in chemical analysis from the University of Isfahan in the Islamic Republic of Iran. (iran-varzeshi.com, 20 May 2018; dana.ir, 26 Jul 2017; Athlete, 25 Aug 2021)

PRIORITISING SPORT
She says she focused on sport over a career in chemistry as she struggled to combine the two. "I got my master's degree in chemistry but unfortunately I couldn't pursue a career in the field. Working and doing professional sport was tough. That's why I had to choose one over the other. Being a chemist required continuous lab work and it wasn't really possible for me to go to training camps." (iran-varzeshi.com, 20 May 2018)

OCCUPATION
She works as a mayoral employee in the Islamic Republic of Iran. (Athlete, 25 Aug 2021)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
P2 - Women's 10 m Air Pistol SH1 Qualification 2016-09-09 16
Cheongju 2018 World Shooting Para Sport Championships (Cheongju, South Korea)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
P2 - Women's 10m Air Pistol SH1 Qualification 2018-05-05 6
P2 - Women's 10m Air Pistol SH1 Final 2018-05-05 7
P4 - Mixed 50m Pistol SH1 Qualification 2018-05-05 1
P4 - Mixed 50m Pistol SH1 Final 2018-05-05 7
Team P2 - Women's 10m Air Pistol SH1 Qualification 2018-05-05 1
Team P4 - Mixed 50m Pistol SH1 Qualification 2018-05-05 2