News ID: 13788
Published: 0646 GMT October 19, 2014

Iran bags 19 Asian Para Games medals

Iran bags 19 Asian Para Games medals

Iran claimed 19 medals including five golds on the first day of the 2014 Asian Para Games in Incheon, South Korea, Sunday.

 

Swimmer Vahid Keshtkar in the men's 400-meter free S13, Seyyed Erfan Hosseini in the javelin throwing, Sareh Javanmardi in the mixed 50 meter pistol SH1, sprinter Payman Nasiri in the 1500-meter run and discus thrower Alireza Mokhtari were Iran's gold medalist.

Zahra Taktaz, Sajjad Nikparast, Mohammad Hossein Karimi, Javid Ehsani Shakib, Hamid Islami, Ali Elahi, Sadeq Beit Sayyah, Hassan Dehqan, Azam Khodayari, Mohsen Kaeidi, Shahin Izadyar garbed silvers.

The three bronzes were snatched by Younes Seifi, Fatemeh Montazeri and Mohammad Hossein Karimi.

The second edition of the seven-day Asian meet kicked off on October 18.

China is leading the medal table with 30 golds, 14 silvers and 11 bronzes.

Japan and South Korea are second and third, ahead of Iran.

A total of 4, 500 athletes from 41countries are taking part in the event.

In the first edition of Asian Para Games in Guangzhou, China, Iran claimed 23 gold, 17 silver and 20 bronze medals to stand fourth.

   
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