The start list has been released for the West Asian Championships, to be held in Dubai from 26th–29th February.
The competition is a silver-level qualifying event for the 2020 Olympic Games.
Athletes from eleven countries are represented, including several from Iran.
A notable inclusion is Sohrab Moradi in the M96 category. The Iranian former Olympic and world champion is desperately in need of qualifying points. Due to injury, he sits at a lowly 80th in the rankings for M96, despite breaking a world record at the first qualifying event (the 2018 World Championships). He will need good results here and at the Asian Championships in April if he is to go to Tokyo for the Olympic Games.