By Laman Ismayilova
The Islamic republic of Iran will participate in the Baku 2017 Islamic Solidarity Games with 300 athletes.
President of Iran’s National Olympic Committee Shahrokh Shahnazi said that the Iranian athletes will compete in 16 sporting events, Tasnim News Agency reported.
Iran will be represented in volleyball, zurkhaneh, boxing, tennis, athletics and para-athletics, weightlifting, judo, para- judo, artistic gymnastics, karate, shooting, wushu, swimming, diving, water polo, table tennis, taekwondo, freestyle and Greco-Roman wrestling.
Baku will host the fourth Islamic Solidarity Games on May 12-22.
Athletes from Islamic countries will be representing their nations over 10 days of competition across 20 different sports which include 23 disciplines (Athletics and Para Athletics, Aquatics – Diving, Aquatics – Swimming, Aquatics – Water Polo, Basketball 3x3, Football, Gymnastics – Artistic, Gymnastics – Rhythmic, Wushu, Table Tennis, Handball, Judo and Blind Judo, Wrestling – Greco, Wrestling – Freestyle, Shooting, Tennis, Volleyball, Boxing, Zurkhaneh, Karate, Taekwondo and Weightlifting) in 16 world-class sporting venues in Baku.
Baku was awarded the Games at the General Assembly of the Islamic Solidarity Sports Federation (ISSF) in Jeddah in July 2013.