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Iran ends 3rd in Asian Para 2018

Tehran, Iran came third in the Asian Para Games 2018 held in Jakarta, Indonesia.

Iran para sport squad bagged 51 gold, 42 silver, and 43 bronze medals to sit third in the tournament's current medals table.

China became the champion with 172 gold, 88 silver, and 59 bronze medals, followed by South Korea that could win 53 gold, 45 silver and 47 bronze medals.

Para Swimmer Shahin Izadyar was Iran's most prolific medal winner with six gold medals and one silver medal.

Iran finished fouth in the last Asia Para Games, held in In Incheon, South Korea, in 2014.

Japan was the fourth team in ranking with 45 gold, 70 silver, and 83 bronze medals.

The third Asian Para Games, hosted by Indonesia, is being held on October 8-16, with the participation of 2,880 athletes from 41 countries in 13 disciplines.

A total of 209 Iranian athletes took part in the eight-day competitions.

Source: Islamic Republic News Agency - IRNA

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