Iran make history at West Asia Championship Women Basketball

August 27, 2019

TEHRAN – Iran wrote their name into history book by winning the bronze medal at the 2019 West Asia Championship Women Basketball Monday night.

The Iranian team defeated Jordan 71-52 in the bronze medal match in Amman, Jordan.

Edna Issaeian was Iran’s topscorer with 24 points and 18 rebounds.

Iran suffered two defeats against Lebanon (88-75) and Syria (68-61) and defeated hosts Jordan (70-62) in preliminary round.

It was Iran’s first medal in the international events.

The Iranian women team participated in the competition with Islamic dress code.

Lebanon won the title after defeating Syria 74-48 in the final match. 

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