Oct 09, 2018 11:00 Asia/Tehran
  • Asia Para 2018 games: Iranian para-athletes shine winning gold, silver medals

Iranian sportsmen and sportswomen won a gold medal as well as two silver medals on Tuesday in Asian Para Games 2018 held in Jakarta, Indonesia.

Iran Press/ Iran news: Iranian weight thrower Mehdi Owlad snatched F11 class’ gold medal with a 14-meter throw on the third day of the tournament. Nour Mohammad Arkhi, another Iranian representative in the class, threw the weight 12.46 meters to receive silver for Iran, reported IRNA. 

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Hajar Safarzadeh in female sprint runner

Woman sprint runner Hajar Safarzadeh finished 200 meters in 27.94 seconds and won another silver medal for Iran in T22 class. Earlier the day, another two Iranian representatives, Ahmad Ojaghlou in 200 meters sprint T45/46/47 class and Ozra Mahdavikia in javelin throw F12/13 class had won two bronzes.

Ozra Mahdavikia in javelin throw

The competitions feature 18 sports, including track and field, swimming, badminton, wheelchair basketball, wheelchair volleyball, and chess.

Iran is represented by 209 athletes in the Asian Para Games, with 136 men and 73 women competing in 13 disciplines.

Iran finished in fourth place in the past two editions in Guangzhou (2010) and Incheon (2014).

The 2018 Asian Para Games are being held from October 6th to 13th at the Bung Karno Sports Complex in the capital city of Jakarta, Indonesia.


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