Asiad Day 11: Iran’s gold medal count rises to 19

August 29, 2018

TEHRAN – Iranian athletes Elyas Aliakbari and Ehsan Hadadi claimed two more gold medals in the 2018 Asian Games on Wednesday.

Aliakbari won a gold medal in the kurash -81 kg after defeating Tajikistan’s Khojazoda Behrouzi 10-0

Bronze medal was won by Iran’s Omid Tiztak and Sarvar Shomurodov from Uzbekistan.

Hadadi also claimed Iran’s second gold in discus throw.

The London Olympics silver medal winner finished first with a throw of 65.71 meters.

Dagher Al Saamah Mustafa Kadhim from Iraq won the silver with 60.09 and bronze medal went to Kuwait’s Eissa Zankawi who threw 59.44.

Iranian athletes had previously won 18 gold medals in the Games.

Freestyle wrestlers Hassan Yazdani (86kg), Alireza Karimi (97kg) and Parviz Hadi (125kg) had also snatched three gold medals.

Greco-Roman wrestlers Mohammadali Geraei and Hossein Nouri won two gold medals in the 77kg and 87kg.

Taekwondo practitioner Saeid Rajabi also claimed a gold medal in the 80kg.

Mirhashem Hosseini also won a gold medal in the 63kg.

Erfan Ahangarian bagged a gold medal in wushu after defeating Wang Xuetao from China 2-1 in the final match of the Men's Sanda -60kg.

Another wushu practitioner Mohsen Mohammadseifi claimed his third successive gold medal in the Asian Games after beating his Chinese rival Shi Zhanwei 2-0.

Climber Reza Alipour also gained Iran’s third gold medal on Day 5.

Women’s and men’s kabaddi teams won two gold medals in the Games.

Weightlifter Sohrab Moradi won gold in the men's 94kg class.

Karate practitioner Sajad Ganjzadeh and Bahman Asgari claimed two gold medals in the men's +84kg and -75kg respectively.

Weightlifter Behdad Salimi won the gold medal with a total of 461kg in the men’s 105kg.

Hossein Keyhani claimed a gold medal in 3000m steeplechase.

The 18th Asian Games stage 465 events out of 40 sports, among which 330 events from 32 sports will feature in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

The Games, attracting more than 10,000 athletes, will run through Sept. 2.

Reporting by Masoud Hossein

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