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GHOLI FALLAH Elaheh
Sport Para cross-country
NPC Iran   
GenderWomen
Age26
Place of BirthZanjan, IRI
Height1.47 m
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
B1
Further Personal Information
Residence
Tehran, IRI
Occupation
Student
Languages
English, Farsi, German
Higher education
Law - Islamic Azad University of Zanjan: Iran
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She began skiing in 2017 at Shemshak Ski Resort in Darbandsar, Islamic Republic of Iran.
Why this sport?
She was interested in the sport and wanted to learn new skills. "I would like to be a pioneer in skiing for people with a vision impairment. When I started skiing that was one of my goals."
Name of coach
Farzaneh Rezasoltani [personal], IRI, from 2017
Training Regime
She trains for 10 hours a week.
Senior International Debut
Year
2017
Competing for
Iran
General Interest
Hobbies
Playing the piano, reading, chess, working with online radio. (iwsports.ir, 20 Feb 2022; Athlete, 07 Mar 2022)
Memorable sporting achievement
Receiving the BP Courage Award at the 2019 International Paralympic Committee Sport and Media Awards. (Athlete, 07 Mar 2022)
Most influential person in career
Iranian Ski Federation official Eisa Saveh Shemshaki, coach Farzaneh Rezasoltani. (Athlete, 07 Mar 2022)
Injuries
She was out of action for more than a month during the 2020/21 northern hemisphere winter after undergoing surgery on an injury. (paralympic.org, 13 Mar 2021)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Nothing is impossible." (asrjahan.ir, 26 Aug 2015)
Awards and honours
She was named Islamic Republic of Iran's flag bearer for the opening ceremony of the 2022 Paralympic Winter Games in Beijing. She had carried out the same role at the 2018 Games in Pyeongchang. (IPC Entries, 04 Mar 2022; tehrantimes.com, 19 Feb 2022; pyeongchang2018.com, 09 Mar 2018)

She was presented with the BP Courage Award at the 2019 International Paralympic Committee Sport and Media Awards. (paralympic.org, 13 Mar 2021; tehrantimes.com, 26 Oct 2019)
Other sports
She has competed in Para roller skating at national level. (asrjahan.ir, 26 Aug 2015)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2022 Paralympic Winter Games in Beijing. (paralympic.org, 13 Mar 2021)
Impairment
Her vision impairment was caused by hydrocephalus [fluid on the brain] and a tumour at age five. (asrjahan.ir, 26 Aug 2015; ghatreh.com, 19 Jul 2015)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
Qualification 2018 Sprint Classic Style - Visually Impaired 10:39.78
Qualification 2022 Sprint Freestyle - Visually Impaired 8:08.0