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Published on Jul 16, 2019
You may have heard Zahra Nemati's story, but for the first time, She is sharing her version. An accident can change everything in anyone's life, but there are only a few who can convert a challenge into an opportunity. Zahra Nemati was born in April 1985 in Golbaf, Kerman. She is a champion and a sport activist, as well as a member of the National Women’s Archery Team of Iran. She began her athletic career at the age of 12 with the achievement of the black belt in Taekwondo first dan. Nemati did not stop her career even after she suffered a spinal cord injury in a car crash. Beginning with archery, she was able to return to the sports arena and take the championship platforms. She is the first person who won a medal at the Paralympics for Iran in the women section. She won a gold medal in London’s 2012 Paralympics at Individual recurve and won a bronze medal for team recurve in the same competition. After Paralympics, she participated in Bangkok 2013 World Archery Para Championships and won a gold medal in individual recurve section. At her latest competition in Rio 2016 Paralympics, she won an outstanding Gold medal for Iran. Later at the ceremony of International Olympics committee in Saint Peters This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx