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Iran’s Sareh Javanmardidodmani wins at IPC Shooting World Championships

Iranian competitors training for the world championships. Image credit: Iran Sports Federation for the Disabled
People standing in a group.

The Iranian team in Germany. Image credit: Iranian Disabled Sports Federation.

Earlier today, Iran’s Sareh Javanmardidodmani won a gold medal in the women’s P2 10m Air Pistol event with a score of 195.6.  She had to outperform thirty-two other women in the order to claim victory, and came out of the preliminaries in first place.  She carried that performance over into the finals, defeating Hungary’s Krisztina David who scored a 192.0. Javanmardidodmani  managed to put away victory in the in the finals before the final shot was fired.

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Javanmardidodmani was Iran’s 2012 Paralympic bronze medalist, and the only woman to medal for Iran at the games.

The competition is a Paralympic qualifying one, with between 2 and 6 spots per class directly qualifying winners for the 2016 Summer Paralympic Games. In Javanmardidodmani’s P2 group, spots are available for the top three finishers.

Laura Hale
About Laura Hale (2533 Articles)
Laura Hale is a sport journalist, specializing in Paralympic and disability sport news. Prior to helping found ParaSport-News, she spent two and a half years working as a journalist on Wikinews, a citizen journalism site. As a journalist, she has covered the 2012 Summer Paralympics in London, the 2013 IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships in La Molina, the 2014 Winter Paralympics in Sochi, and a number of other sporting events. She has additional experience with Paralympic sport having worked as a Wikipedian in Residence for the Australian and Spanish Paralympic Committees.

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