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Eshrat Kordestani

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Residence  Kerman, Iran
Sport  Sitting volleyball
Country  Iran
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Born  January 2, 1984 (age 33) (1984-01-02) Kerman, Kerman Province, Iran

Eshrat Kordestani (Persian: عشرت کردستانی‎‎, born 02 January 1984) is an Iranian Paralympian in Sitting volleyball. She originally competed in volleyball before she lost her foot in an Anti-personnel mine accident in 2002. At the 2014 Incheon Iranian women Sitting volleyball team won silver medal where she was the captain. The team also qualified to compete at both the 2016 Summer Paralympics for the first time. She was the captain of Iranian women Sitting volleyball team and also the flag-bearer for Iran in Rio 2016.


Personal life

Kordestani has been war wounded and lost her right foot in Shalamcheh in 2002 when she was 19 years old, hitting an Anti-personnel mine as a leftover from the Iran-Iraq war. She then started sitting volleyball after being paralyzed, following her volleyball career.


  • Captain of the Iran women's sitting volleyball team to first ever qualify for the Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro 2016.
  • The Flagbearer for Iran in Rio 2016 paralympics.
  • Top scorer for Iran team
  • References

    Eshrat Kordestani Wikipedia

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