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Iranian Asian Games’ squad off to Indonesia

Tehran, Several Iranian national sports teams departed for Indonesia on Monday evening to attend Jakarta Palembang 2018 Asian Games, it was reported on Tuesday.

The Iranian squad comprising 13 teams including wushu, taekwondo, fencing, swimming, gymnastics, paragliding, badminton, kabaddi , beach volleyball, tennis, sepak takraw, and sailing.

A medical team is also accompanying the Iranian squad.

The Iranian outfit at the 2018 Asian Games comprises 280 sportsmen and 98 sportswomen who will compete in 42 sports fields.

The 2018 Asian Games is slated to start on August 18 and will wrap up on September 2 in the Indonesian cities of Jakarta and Palembang.

Over 11,000 athletes from 45 Asian countries will attend the competition.

The 2018 Asian Games, officially known as the 18th Asian Games and also known as Jakarta Palembang 2018, is a pan-Asian multi-sport event scheduled to be held from August 18 to September 2, 2018 in the Indonesian cities of Jakarta and Palembang.

Source: Islamic Republic News Agency - IRNA


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