A total of 19 athletes represented Iran at the 2015 IPC Athletics World Championships, winning 4 gold, 7 silver and 2 bronze medals, as well as 10 Paralympic quotas.
Iran’s Mohammad Khalvandi (javelin F57), Mohsen Hosseinipanah (shot put F35), Siamak Saleh Farajzadeh (shot put F34) and Saman Pakbaz (discus F12) claimed four gold medals.
Sajad Mohammadian (shot put F42), Ali Mohammadyari (discus throw F56), Saman Pakbaz (shot put F12), Seyed Erfan Hosseini (javelin F13), Mohsen Kaedi (shot put F34), Peyman Nasiri Bazanjani (1,500 m T20) and Ali Olfatnia (long jump T37) won seven silver medals.
Mohsen Kaedi (javelin F34) and Abdolrasol Mirshekari (javelin F46) have also claimed two bronze medals.
On the final day of competition, 20-year-old Saman Pakbaz won gold (46.20m) in the F12 men’s discus throw category. Silver went to Kim Lopez Gonzalez (44.93m) from Spain and bronze to Poland’s Marek Wietecki (44.76m). The medalists, however, will not be playing in the Rio 2016 Paralympics despite their medal wins, as men’s discus throw F12 class is not included in the games.
Since discus throw will not be a part of 2016 Summer Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro, gold and silver will not secure a quota; however, Saman Pakbaz had earlier received a ticket by snatching a silver medal in the shot put.
The 2015 IPC Athletics World Championships opened in Doha, Qatar, on October 21, and concluded on October 31. The tournament brought together around 1,300 athletes from 90 countries.