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Iran gets gold in shot put in Asia Para 2018

Jakarta, Iranian shot putter Arezoo Rahimi won the gold medal of class F35 of Asia Para 2018 with 4.27 meters on Thursday.

Iranian athletes had won two other gold medals and two silver medals earlier today.

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. 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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