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Iranian swimmer bags another gold at Asian Para Games

Jakarta, Iranian swimmer who had already claimed two gold medals for Iran's caravan in 2018 Asian Para Games in Indonesia, chalked up yet another win on Tuesday.

Swimming men's 200m mixed SM10, Shahin Izadyar competed against athletes from North Korea, Malaysia, Kazakhstan and India, grabbed another gold medal and increased the tally of his medals in the event to three golds.

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 mixed and team sports.

A total of 209 Iranian para-athletes have taken part in the games.

Source: Islamic Republic News Agency - IRNA


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