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Iranian swimmers to participate in Manchester tourney

TEHRAN, Apr. 6 (Mehr News Agency)-- Iran's four-member swimming team flew to Manchester, England, early Sunday for participating in the FINA World Short Course(25 m) Swimming Championships.

The tournament will be held from April 9- 13 and Up to 900 swimmers from about 130 countries will compete.

The Iran team include Mohammad Alirezaei, Emin Noshadi, Mohammad Bidarian and England-based swimmer Sirus Saeid.

Iran will be headed by Behzad Mahdi Khabbazian while Bahram Pazoki is invited to the tourney as referee.

Haddadi to Participate in Qatar Grand Prix

Tehran, Apr. 7 (Mehr News Agency) - Ehsan Haddadi, top discus thrower, is set to participate in the Qatar Super Grand Prix to be held on May 9 at Qatar Sports Club.

Hadaddi has already qualified for the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games. He is preparing for the prestigious event. Five super grand prix are scheduled for the current year and top athletes will be invited to the events.

The world record holder will likely participate in the Holland Grand Prix (30 May), Czech Republic Grand Prix (11 June) and Spain Grand Prix (24 June) ahead of Olympics Games.

Haddadi will travel to Orumiyeh, north-western Iran, by the end of this week for holding a 20-day training camp.

He Has won a gold medal at the 2004 World Junior Championships in Grosseto, Italy.

Iran sitting volleyball team in intercontinental cup

TEHRAN, Apr. 6 (Mehr News Agency)-- Iran's Sitting Volleyball Team will participate at the first World Organization Volleyball for the Disabled (WOVD) Intercontinental Cup on April 22-30 in Cairo, Egypt. The nine-day event will be held three months prior to the Beijing Paralympics.

Following the decision by the organizers, three European teams, two from Africa, and two American teams will compete in the Egyptian capital.

Iran is to take part in men's and women's category.

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