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Iran captures 2 bronzes on day 3 of Asian Para Games

Tehran, Iran's athletes earned two bronze medals on the third day of 2018 Asian Para Games on Tuesday.

At track and field, in 200m T45/46/47 Ahmad Ojaqloo clocked a time of 22.53 seconds and settled for bronze.

At javelin throw F12/13, Ozra Mahdavikia threw 32.24m and won a third-place medal.

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

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 mixed and team sports.

Two-hundred and nine Iranian athletes have taken part in Para Games to compete in 13 disciplines.

Source: Islamic Republic News Agency - IRNA

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