In a ceremony to commemorate Masis Hambarsonian, the Iranian Boxing veteran, his bust was unveiled in the presence of NOC President, Dr. Seyed Reza Salehi Amiri and Dr. Hamid Sajadi, Sports & Youth Minister.
Iran NOC; Tehran: Dr. Seyed Hamid
Sajjadi, Minister of Sports and Youth, during the ceremony, while appreciating
the organizers of the ceremony honoring the veterans of boxing and welcoming
the participants, in a short speech praised all the veterans in the field of
sports and mentioned them as the country's sports assets. He also expressed his
satisfaction with the presence of the country's boxing veterans and said:
"The figures present in the intimate boxing gathering that I see have
either been in sports or we have felt their presence in competitions. We have
always expressed our feelings to these great people and we even encouraged them
from all over the ring”.
Dr. Salehi Amiri, President of
the National Olympic Committee, who called today's celebration of boxing
veterans a historic day for the Boxing Federation and a lasting event for
veterans as a great asset of sports, stated: "We must believe that our
sports veterans are like the sea. They have love like the sun and humility like
the earth and they deserve praise”. He described the action by the Boxing
Federation and the National Olympic Committee in honoring the veterans of this
sport as having a special message and highlighted: "The celebration of the
veterans today reflects an important message to the sports community in all
provinces; if the athletes likes Danial Shahbakhsh succeed in creating pride,
it is because of the roots of a big tree called Veteran”.