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Iran bags gold, silver medals in shot put in Asia Para 2018

Jakarta, Iranian shot putters received the gold and silver medals in F54/55 class in Asia Para 2018 on Thursday.

Hamed Amiri received the gold medal with a 11.32 meter throw and Jalil Baqeri received the silver medal with a 10.67 throw. An Indian thrower came third.

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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