Omid Hadiazhar talks objectives, Tokyo Games and post retirement hopes with IRISFD’s Public Relations

He said: “first and foremost, I’m fully focused on training in preparation for the Tokyo Games and my sights are firmly set on glory at the Paralympic Games in Tokyo to see our team on the podium.”

Former Galatasaray wheelchair basketball player noted: “as being on club duty for Valladolid in Spain, I have missed out first round of national team training, but in this camp I joined other players.” Continued Hadiazhar who has excelled at club level as well: “It is difficult to promise anything, but we’ll go to Tokyo with ambition and hope, and we need to represent Iran’s wheelchair basketball as it deserves.”

Omid Hadiazhar who reached a new milestone when he earned gold medal at the 2018 Asian Para Games, added: “I began wheelchair basketball career in 2006 and after selecting for national senior team, the gates of overseas-based clubs opened to me and it turned me to a higher level and more effective player for the national side. Hence, I have been named as the best player of my sport class at the Wheelchair Basketball World Championships 2018 in Hamburg, Germany.”

Pointing out to his post retirement hopes, he went on: “At the very end of career mode, I would be happy if I could transfer my experiences to wheelchair basketball players.”


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