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Iran bags 2 bronzes in Para Asia 2018

Jakarta, Iran win two bronze medals in track and fireld in Para Asian Games in Jakarta on Thursday.

Ozra Mahdavi-Kia won the bronze in 400-yard dash in class T12 with 1:08.18 and Amir Khosravini received the bronze medal in long jump with 7.01 meters.

The third Asian Para Games, hosted by Jakarta, are held from October 8-16, with 2,880 athletes from 41 countries, competing against each other in 13 disciplines.

Overall 685 medals will be awarded, out of which 300 medals will be given to female athletes, 343 to male athletes and 41 symbol pendants and necklaces will be awarded in the mixed and team sports.

A total of 209 Iranian para-athletes have taken part in the games.

So far, the Iranian athletes stand third following China and south Korea.

Source: Islamic Republic News Agency - IRNA


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