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Iran javelin throwers get gold, silver in Asia Para 2018

Jakarta, Mehdi Alizadeh and Mohsen Kaeedi received the gold and silver medals of F33/34 Class of Asia Para 2018, on Thursday.

They competed with athletes from China, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Emirates, India, Kyrgyzstan, and Qatar.

Alizadeh received the gold with 20.96 meters and Kaeedi received the silver with 31.72 meters, and that was due to the fact that F33 and F34 were combined in the competitions.

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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