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Iranian judoka wins gold at Asian Para Games

Jakarta, An Iranian visually-impaired judoka in the men's -90 kg won gold medal of the Asian Para Games 2018, defeating his Uzbek opponent.

Vahid Nouri had also defeated his opponents from the United Arab Emirate (UAE) and Japan to advance to semi-final, where he could defeat his Mongol rival.

At the final stage, the Iranian judoka secured an ippon over his Uzbek opponent in a close competition.

The 3rd Asian Para Games opened in Jakarta on October 6 with a spectacular 'We Are One' opening ceremony performance.

Around 3,000 athletes from 43 countries and regions in Asia are competing in the games on Oct. 6-13. The competitions feature 18 sports, including track and field, swimming, badminton, wheelchair basketball, wheelchair volleyball, and chess.

Source: Islamic Republic News Agency - IRNA

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