TEHRAN (Tasnim) - Najmeh Khedmati has been named Iran's flag bearer for the 2019 FISU Summer Universiade.
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The Iranian woman shooter, who earned a quota place for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games in late April, will carry the country's flag in the competition's opening ceremony.
The 2019 Summer Universiade will be held in Naples, Italy from July 3 to 14.
The Summer Universiade, a biennial sports gala hosted by the International University Sports Federation (FISU), was initiated six decades ago in Torino. Naples is to host its 30th edition.
The name is a combination of the words 'University' and 'Olympiad'. The Universiade is often referred to in English as the World University Games or World Student Games; however, this latter term can also refer to competitions for sub-University grades students The Universiade is the largest multi-sport event in the world apart from the Olympic Games.