December 26, 2017
Sitting volleyball coach Hadi Rezaei has been named as Iran’s chef de mission for the 2018 Asian Para Games in Jakarta, Indonesia.
Rezaei is one of the Iranian most decorated para athletes and coaches.
He won three consecutive Paralympic Games gold medals in 1988 (Seoul), 1992 (Barcelona) and 1996 (Atlanta) as player.
As a coach, Rezaei also led Iran sitting volleyball team to three golds in Sydney 2000, Beijing 2008 and Rio 2016 and two silvers in Athens 2004 and London 2012.
The 2018 Asian Para Games will be held from August 18 to September 2, 2018 in Indonesia.
Iran finished in fifth place in the 2014 Asian Para Games, winning 21 golds, 18 silvers and bronzes