Athlete of the Week: Mahtab PARSAMEHR (IRI).

The young Iranian compound athlete Mahtab PARSAMEHR, 22 years old, won her first World Cup in June this year. Thanks to her regularity this season 7th in Porec, 1st in Antalya and 4th in Ogden she has deserved to qualify for the World Cup Final in Istanbul on 24-25 September. This is the first time an athlete from Iran will compete in the World Cup Final. And PARSAMEHR will not be alone, since her teammate Seyedeh Vida HALIMIANAVVAL will also be present in Turkey next weekend.At 22 years old, PARSAMEHR has reached her best World Ranking this summer: 3rd position. After several silver medals in team events in 2010, this year has brought her to the public’s notice when she won the World Cup Stage 2 in Antalya. After that, she finished 4th individually and team silver medallist at the World Championships in Turin.

Lately, the Iranian archer took pride in being her country’s flagbearer at the Opening Ceremony of the 2011 Summer Universiade in China.

Biography Extract:

Mahtab PARSAMEHR (IRI) – Born 20 February 1989

9th    Individual        Summer Universiade Shenzhen    2011
6th    Team                  Summer Universiade Shenzhen    2011
4th    Individual        World Archery Championships Turin    2011
2nd    Team                 World Archery Championships Turin    2011
4th    Mixed Team    World Archery Championships Turin    2011
1st    Individual         World Cup Stage Antalya    2011
2nd    Team                 World Cup Stage Antalya    2011
9th    Individual        World University Championships Shenzhen    2010
2nd    Team                 World University Championships Shenzhen    2010
2nd    Mixed Team   World University Championships Shenzhen    2010
2nd    Team                 World Cup Stage Antalya    2010

Credit: World Archery Communication.

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