The Asian Paralympic Committee (APC) sends its deepest condolences to the family of Razieh Shirmohammadi and the Iranian Paralympic Committee who lost one of their finest para archers.
In a sad turn of events, the Para archer passed away on Tuesday (25.06.2019) at the age of 42 due to a heart attack.
“We send our heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of Razieh Shirmohammadi and the Iranian Paralympic Committee. It’s a huge loss to the Paralympic family. She was one of the finest archers,” APC President Majid Rashed said.
Shirmohammadi was a bronze medallist in the women’s team recurve open at the London 2012 Paralympic Games – competing alongside Zahra Javanmard and Zahra Nemati.
She had recently won a quota spot for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games competing at the World Championships in ‘s-Hertogenbosch, the Netherlands.
Born in Mashhad, Iran, Shirmohammadi also represented her country at the Rio 2016 Paralympics.
Among other important results, she has a World Championship title from the Beijing 2017 and a bronze medal at Torino 2011. She also won two medals in Asian Para Games – a gold at Guangzhou 2010 and a silver at Indonesia 2018.