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Iran bags another gold in track and field in Asia Para 2018

Jakarta, Iranian athlete Ali Najimi bagged another gold medal for Iranian squad in track and field in Asia Para 2018 on Thursday.

The Iranian athlete grabbed the gold medal in 4x100 T12 class in Asia Para Thursday.

In another development, Iranian swimmer Shahin Izadyar grabbed a silver medal in completion in addition to his previous gold medals bagged earlier.

The third Asian Para Games, hosted by Jakarta, are being 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. Iran stands third so far. China and South Korea are first and second in ranking.

Source: Islamic Republic News Agency - IRNA


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