Asian Para Games: Iranian athletes add eight gold to medal tally

October 9, 2018 - 20:50

TEHRAN – Iranian athletes claimed eight more gold medals at the 2018 Asian Para Games on Tuesday.

In para athletic, the Iranian sportspersons claimed five gold medals.

Mahdi Olad won a gold medal at the men's shot put F11 with a throw of 14.00m.

 His compatriot Nourmohammad Arekhi claimed a silver with 12.64 and the bronze medal went to Monu Ghangas from India with a throw of 11.38.

Mohammadreza Ahmadi took a gold medal at the men's shot put F33, throwing 9.92m.

Hani Alnakhli from Saudi Arabia claimed the silver with 9.37 and Mehdi Alizadeh from Iran won the bronze medal with 9.34.

Farzad Sepahvand seized a gold at the men's discus throw F43/44, F62/64 with a throw of 54.61m.

Indian Kumar Surendran Pillai Aneesh claimed the silver with 45.41 and his compatriot Pradeep won the bronze with 46.64.

Hossein Khorsand Amiri seized a gold medal at the men's discus throw F51/52/53 . He threw 19.69m and came first in the event.

Iranian throwers Asadollah Azimi and Alireza Mokhtari Hemami won silver and bronze with 23.74 and 23.42 respectively.     

Batoul Jahangiri took a gold at the women's shot put F33 after throwing 5.61m. She also set an Asian record. Sara Masoud from Qatar snatched the silver with 5.45 and bronze medal went to Emirati Sara Al Senaani, throwing 5.28.

In para swimming, Shahin Izadyar completed a hat-trick of gold medals.

Izadyar, who had won two gold medals at the men's 100M butterfly S10 and men's 100M freestyle S10 in the previous days, won his competition’s third gold at the men's 200M individual medley SM10 with a time of 02:27.07.

Dmitriy Li from Kazakhstan seized the silver with 02:27.99 and bronze medal went to Dawan Fraidden from Malaysia who clocked 02:30.66.

In shooting para sport, Sareh Javanmardi won a gold at the P2 - women's 10M air pistol - SH1 with 237.6 points. Iran’s Samira Eram and Iraq’s Sarah Al-Shabani won silver and bronze medal respectively.

Javanmardi had won a gold at the mixed 50M free pistol - SH1 on Monday.

And powerlifter Roohollah Rostami snatched a gold medal at the men's up to 72.00kg. Rostami came first with 225kg.

Rasool Mohsin from Iraq claimed the silver with 220kg and the bronze medal went to Sergey Meladze from Turkmenistan with 185kg.

Iran are placed fifth in the overall medals' tally with 17 gold, 14 silver and 18 bronze medals.

China lead the table with 78 gold, 36 silver and 29 bronze medals.

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