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JAVANMARDI Sareh
Sport Shooting Para sport
NPC Iran   
GenderWomen
Age37
Place of BirthShiraz, IRI
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
SH1
Further Personal Information
Family
Husband Ali Parsai
Residence
Tehran, IRI
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Farsi
Higher education
Industrial Management - Islamic Azad University: Shiraz, IRI
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up the sport at age 18 in Shiraz, Iran.
Why this sport?
She tried volleyball but felt that team sports did not suit her personality. She then moved on to individual sports like chess, table tennis, and athletics before settling on shooting.
Club / Team
Fars Province [IRI] / Shiraz [IRI]:
Name of coach
Zeinab Agha Ali Akbari [national]; Ruqieh Elah Karmi [national]
General Interest
Nicknames
Pistol Queen (paralympic.org, 02 Oct 2019)
Hobbies
Reading, travel. (Athlete, 25 Aug 2021)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold medals in the SH1 10m air pistol and the SH1 50m pistol events at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (Athlete, 25 Aug 2021)
Most influential person in career
Her husband. (toootya.com, 14 Jun 2022)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"In shooting having the right skills and the right equipment are equally important. Shooting requires high physical endurance and high intelligence. Succeeding and improving your skills relies on a lot of patience and a hasty person will certainly not succeed in this sport. The effects this sport have on your personality are very important too, and being introverted has contributed greatly to my success. I became much calmer, more patient, and more confident than I was in the past, and it made a huge difference in my psyche." (tarafdari.com, 28 Apr 2019; paralympic.org, 14 Aug 2017)
Awards and honours
She was flag bearer for the Islamic Republic of Iran at the closing ceremony of the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (tehrantimes.com, 05 Sep 2021)

She was flag bearer for the Islamic Republic of Iran at the opening ceremony of the 2018 Asian Para Games in Indonesia. (paralympic.org, 01 Oct 2018)

In 2014 she was named Female Athlete of the Year by the Asian Paralympic Committee. (paralympic.org, 04 Dec 2014)
Milestones
She became the first female athlete representing the Islamic Republic of Iran to claim gold in shooting Para sport at the Paralympic Games by winning the SH1 10m air pistol at the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro. (SportsDeskOnline, 03 Aug 2021; paralympic.org, 21 Oct 2016)
Ambitions
To win a medal at the 2024 Paralympic Games in Paris. (lahzeh.tv, 21 Nov 2021)
Impairment
Her impairment is a result of the effects of polio. (Athlete, 08 Feb 2012)
Other information
ECONOMIC SITUATION
In 2020 she revealed that the difficult economic situation in the Islamic Republic of Iran was affecting shooting Para sport athletes in the country. "Due to the higher exchange rate of the US dollar, our equipment cost has increased by 100%. My gun costs nearly three times as much as before. We also had issues with bullets. In that regard shooters are more affected by the economy than other athletes. The currency rates went up and the agreed budgets could not be paid any more. We went along with it, and there were no problems. Of course, it was annoying but it has been resolved." (jamaran.news, 30 Oct 2020)

AUCTIONED MEDAL
In November 2017 she auctioned off one of the gold medals she won at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro to raise funds for victims of an earthquake on the border between the Islamic Republic of Iran and Iraq. The disaster killed more than 600 people. "I consider it my duty to take a small step to help my beloved fellow compatriots who have suffered as a result of the quake." (financialtribune.com, 16 Nov 2017; tehrantimes.com, 15 Nov 2017)

FURTHER EDUCATION
She has studied for a master's degree in industrial management at Shiraz University in the Islamic Republic of Iran. (toootya.com, 14 Jun 2022; Athlete, 25 Aug 2021)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
3 2012 P2 - 10m Air Pistol SH1 469.0
1 2016 P2 - 10m Air Pistol SH1 193.4
1 2016 P4 - 50m Pistol SH1 189.5
1 2021 P2 - 10m Air Pistol SH1 239.2
7 2021 P4 - 50m Pistol SH1 118.8
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
1 2014 P2 - 10m Air Pistol SH1 195.6
1 2018 P2 - 10m Air Pistol SH1 237.6
1 2018 P4 - 50m Pistol SH1 224.5
4 2019 P6 - 10m Air Pistol SH1 - Team 360.1
4 2019 P4 - 50m Pistol SH1 183.8
2 2019 P2 - 10m Air Pistol SH1 233.6
World Cup (Antalya)
Rank Year Event Result
1 2015 P2 - 10m Air Pistol SH1 194.0
17 2015 P5 - 10m Air Pistol Standard SH1 322
3 2015 P2 - 10m Air Pistol SH1 176.5
2 2015 P4 - 50m Pistol SH1 177.2
4 2015 P4 - 50m Pistol SH1 134.2
1 2015 P2 - 10m Air Pistol SH1 195.6
2 2017 P2 - 10m Air Pistol SH1 236.5
1 2017 P4 - 50m Pistol SH1 228.2
1 2018 P2 - 10m Air Pistol SH1 232.8
1 2018 P4 - 50m Pistol SH1 220.6
1 2019 P2 - 10m Air Pistol SH1 232.6
6 2019 P4 - 50m Pistol SH1 144.3
1 2021 P2 - 10m Air Pistol SH1 237.7
2 2021 P4 - 50m Pistol SH1 223.4
2 2022 P2 - 10m Air Pistol SH1 234.3
  2022 P6 - 10m Air Pistol SH1 - Team  DNS
Asian Para Games
Rank Year Event Result
1 2014 P4 - 50m Pistol SH1 192.8
1 2014 P2 - 10m Air Pistol SH1 200.4
1 2018 P4 - 50m Pistol SH1 220.5
1 2018 P2 - 10m Air Pistol SH1 237.6
World Ranking (2018/01/01)
Rank Year Event Result
1 2018 P2 - 10m Air Pistol SH1  
1 2018 P4 - 50m Pistol SH1  
1 2018 P2 - 10m Air Pistol SH1  
1 2018 P4 - 50m Pistol SH1  
1 2018 P2 - 10m Air Pistol SH1  
1 2018 P4 - 50m Pistol SH1