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Iran bags 1 gold, 2 silvers in Asia Para 2018

Tehran, Iranian sports squad received weight throw's gold medal as well as two silvers on Tuesday in Asian Para Games 2018 held in Jakarta, Indonesia.

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.

Woman sprint runner Hajar Safarzadeh finished 200 meters in 27.94 seconds and won another silver medal for Iran in T22 class.

Around 3,000 athletes from 43 countries and regions in Asia are competing in the games on Oct. 6-13.

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

Source: Islamic Republic News Agency - IRNA


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