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Iran advances to final Asian Games sprint

Jakarta, Iran's national team of kayak sprint double advanced to the final in Asian Games.

Ali Aqamirzaei and Amin Bodaghi the two Iranian paddlers managed to advance to the final in men's Kayak double 1,000 meter.

Coming third, they are scheduled to play in the final on Thursday.

The Asian Games 2018 kayak sprint began in Indonesian city of Palembang on Wednesday. The competition will go on in the coming four days.

Iran's 500m Kayak Four team stood in the second place in group 1 of the preliminary round after Kazakhstan and advanced to finals.

The Iranian team in the Asian Games has gained 17 gold, 16 silver and 16 bronze so far, standing on the fifth place in the latest ranking.

The games hosted by Indonesia began on August 18 and will be wrapped up on September 2.

Source: Islamic Republic News Agency - IRNA

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