Iranian athletes win eight more gold medals at Asian Para Games

October 8, 2018 - 20:4

TEHRAN – After swimmer Shahin Izadyar’s gold medal on Sunday, the Iranian athletes claimed eight more gold medals on Monday at the 2018 Asian Para Games.

Iran sit fifth with nine gold, seven silvers and nine bronze medals until Monday.

China are top, winning 39 gold, 15 silver and 18 bronze medals.

South Korea have won 14 gold, nine silver and five bronze medals and sit on the second place.

Uzbekistan sit third with 13 gold, five silver and three bronze medals.

Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games hosts Japan are fourth with 10 gold, 19 silver and 19 bronze medals.

* Sareh Javanmardi won a gold medal in the P4 - Mixed 50M Free Pistol - SH1 with 155.4 points.

Indian Manish Narwal took silver with 154.0 and his compatriot Singhraj S won the bronze with 153.4.

Another Iranian para shooter Roghayeh Shojaei snatched a gold medal at the R2 - Women's 10M Air Rifle Standing - SH1 with 247 points.  Shooters from claimed silver and bronze medals with 246.1 and 224.9 respectively.

* Younes Seifipour went on the podium at the Men's Club Throw F32 with a throw of 30.16m. Oman’s Jamil Taaeeb Al Mashayekhi Mohammed came second, throwing 29.11 and Mohammad Nasser from Kuwait claimed the bronze medal with 24.76.

* Para athlete Alireza Ghaleh Nasseri won the gold medal at the Men's Discus Throw F54/55/56 with 44.75. His countrymen Ali Mohammadyari (41.83m) and Jalil Bagheri Jeddi (37.14) came second and third respectively in the event.

* Ozra Mahdavikia won the gold at the Women's 1500M T12/13 with a time of 00:05:16.65. Indian Venkatesh Radha claimed silver with 00:05:17.65 and Japanese Mitsuyo Matsumoto won the bronze with 00:05:17.98.

* Vahid Alinajmi claimed a gold at the Men's 200M T12 with a time of 00:00:22.60. Eko Saputra from Indonesia claimed a silver with 00:00:23.17 and Vietnamese Minh Pham Nguyen Khanh snatched the bronze with a time of 00:00:23.18.    

* Zahra Bornaki won a bronze medal at the Women's Long Jump T45/46/47 with 4.51. Gold medal went to Uzbekistan’s Kamolakhon Abdullaeva with 4.71 and Sri Lankan Karunathi Amara Indumathi Lallwala claimed silver with 4.62.

* Behzad Azizi and Erfan Hosseini won the silver and bronze at the Men's Javelin Throw F12/13 with 65.62 and 58.17 respectively. Gold medal was won by Uzbekistan’s Aleksandr Svechnikov with a throw of 67.92.

* Ali Omidi came third at the Men's Javelin Throw F42-44/61-64 with a throw of 58.97. Indian Sandeep Sandeep and Hetti Sampath Chaminda from Sri Lanka claimed gold and silver with 60.01    and 59.32 respectively.

* Aliasghar Javanmardi snatched a silver medal at the Men's Shot Put F35 with a throw of 15.45.   NORBEKOV KHUSNIDDIN Khusniddin Norbekov from Uzbekistan (16.35) and Chinese Xinhan Fu (15.21) won the gold and bronze respectively.

* Javid Ehsani Shakib seized a silver medal at the Men's Discus Throw F57 with 44.10m. Gold medal went to Chinese discus thrower Guoshan Wu with 47.77 and Indonesian Sastra Ginting Alan finished in third place, throwing 42.83.

* Elham Salehi won a silver medal at the Women's Javelin Throw F53/54 with 16.49m. Liwan Yang from China took the gold medal with 17.92 and bronze medal went to Indian Deepa Malik with 10.15.

* Omid Zarif claimed a bronze medal at the Men's 200M T13 with 00:00:23.05. Uzbekistan runner Doniyorjon Akhmedov won the gold with a time of 00:00:22.79 and silver medal went to Songwut Lamsan from Thailand with 00:00:23.01.

* Ali Olfatnia (00:00:24.27) and Davoudali Ghasemi (00:00:24.38) claimed silver and bronze respectively at the Men's 200M T37.   Indonesia’s Yogo Purnomo Sapto won the gold medal with 00:00:23.76    

* At the Men's 100M Freestyle S10, Shahin Izadyar won his second gold medal in the Asian Para Games. The swimmer finished in first place, clocking 00:57.15. Uzbekistan’s Li Dmitriy won the silver with 00:57.97 and bronze medal went to Indian Sanjay Patil Swapnil with 00:59.77.

Izadyar had won Iran’s first gold medal at the Men's 100M Butterfly S10 on Sunday.

* Amir Jafari Arangeh snatched a gold medal at the Men's Up to 59 kg. Jafari lifted 184kg on his way to gold and his countryman Yousef Yousefi Pashaki won a silver after lifting 175kg. Vietnamese Phuc Nguyen Van claimed the bronze with 161kg.

* Iranian judoka atheletes also won two bronze medals in the Games. Meysam Banitaba at the Men's Up to 60.00 kg – Men and Reza Gholami at the Men's Up to 66.00 kg – Men finished in third place.

At the Men's Singles- TT 2 Hassan Janfeshan won a bronze medal.

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.

Reporting by Masoud Hossein

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