(IranSportsPress.com-TehranTimes)- Paralympic Games gold medal winner in shooting Sareh Javanmard is going to sell her medal to raise money for the victims of Sunday’s earthquake which left at least 500 people dead in Iran.
The 7.3-magnitude quake struck in the remote border area between Iran and Iraq late Sunday.
As of right now, the earthquake has claimed over 500 lives, injured over 7,000, and has left thousands homeless and in need of support.
“I consider it my duty to take a small step to help my beloved fellow compatriots who have suffered as a result of the quake,” Javanmardi said.
Olympic weightlifting champion Kianoush Rostami had put his gold medal up for auction on Tuesday.
The multiple top Iranian athletes and sports celebrities are planning to give back similarly to Rostami at an event taking place on Wednesday.