Swimmer Izadyar books Iran’s first gold at Asian Para Games

October 7, 2018

TEHRAN – Shahin Izadyar claimed Iran’s first gold medal in the men’s 100M butterfly S10 at the 2018 Asian Para Games on Sunday.

Izadyar won the gold medal, clocking 01:07.12.

Dawan Fraidden from Malaysia (01:07.66) and Kazakhstan’s Dmitriy Li (01:07.77) claimed silver and bronze medals respectively.

“I am very happy to win Iran’s first gold medal in the Asian Para Games. It was my third gold medal in the Asian Para Games. I will compete in six more events and I hope to win more gold medals,” Izadyar told Tehran Times.

 “It was my first gold medal since 2010 Asian Para Games and I'd like to thank my coach Mehdi Ziaei and everyone for helping me win the gold,” he added.

Iranian sportspersons participate at the Games under the motto of “We Can Do It with Trust And Effort”.

Iran are represented by 209 athletes in the Asian Para Games, with 136 men and 73 women competing in 13 disciplines.

Team Iran finished in fourth place in the past two editions in Guangzhou (2010) and Incheon (2014).

The 2018 Asian Para Games are being held from October 6th to 13th at the Bung Karno Sports Complex in the capital city of Jakarta.

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