Female cyclist Partoazar happy to make history at Hangzhou

TEHRAN – Determined to bring home a medal for Iran, Faranak Partoazar, Iranian cyclist, talked about her dedication after winning a bronze at the Cycling Mountain Bike in the 2023 Hangzhou Asian Games.

Partoazar's win on Monday marked the first time an Iranian woman cyclist has won a medal in the Asian Games.

“I was determined to win this medal, and nothing could stop me,” said Partoazar in her interview with Tehran Times.

“I made it my goal to win a medal for Iran after my loss at the previous edition of the Asian Games in Jakarta. While unforeseeable circumstances impacted my medal's color, I'm happy to have demonstrated the potential of Iranian female cyclists,” she added.

“I put my disappointment at the Asian Games behind me and set my sights on the Hangzhou Games. My determination paid off and I made history for my country as a female cyclist. I hope my success inspires more women in Iran to pursue cycling and compete for medals in the upcoming games,” she added

When asked about her next goals, Partoazar said, “The 2023 Asian Cycling Championship is taking place in India soon, and I'm hoping to prepare myself well without any injuries or pressure. I aim to shine once more and obtain the 2024 Olympics quota, and show that achieving Olympic quotas is not a dream for the Iranian cyclists anymore,” she concluded.

Source: Tehran Times