عنوان مقاله [English]
The aim of this study was to assess and analyze performance of Iran caravans in Paralympics games. Researchmethod was descriptive-analytical and retrospective. The population consisted of all seven Paralympics games (1988 - 2012) in which Iran participated. Data were collected through reliable resources of Paralympics gamesand analyzed using descriptive statistics (tables, charts, etc.) and inferential statistics (Pearson correlation coefficient and Kruskal-Wallis test, etc.). The results showed a significant positive relationship between total medals and number of participants (P≤0.05, r=0.47). Also, there was a relationship between total medals received and gender. Iran received most medals in Paralympics in track and field with 7 medals and mean rank of 44.29. Also, Iran caravans performed best in London 2012 games and worst in 1992 games. Sport policy makers should pay special attention to women's sport and support those fields such as track and field which receives many medals and attempt to send more athletes in caravans to Paralympics games.
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