News ID: 14128
Published: 0636 GMT October 24, 2014
Rahman world’s strongest man sets world record

Iran claims 120 colorful medals in Asian Para Games

Iran claims 120 colorful medals in Asian Para Games

Iran pocketed 120 colorful medals to finish fourth in the 2014 Asian Para Games in Incheon, South Korea.

Iran bagged  37 gold, 52 silver and 31 bronze medals in the seven-day Asian meet wrapped up on Friday.

Powerlifter Siamand Rahman in the +107kg category smashed a world record lifting 290kg.

In his first attempt the superheavyweight lifted 272kg and easily secured his gold. For his second attempt he asked 287kg and managed to break his own world record. In the third attempt he lifted 290kg and in his last attempt, the world’s strongest man lifted 292kg.

In this category, his teammate Mansour Pourmirzaei seized a silver with 255kg.

The bronze medal of the category went to South Korea’s Keun-Bae Chun with 235kg.

Also, discus thrower Farzad Sepahvand in the F44 category bagged Iran second gold on the last day of the event.

The silver medalist were sprinters Seyyed Habib Hosseini and Ali Elahi in the 400-meter and 1, 500-meter, respectively and discus thrower Mehrdad Karamzadeh.

The bronze medals were garnered by sprinters Hossein Saeidi and Payman Nasiri, shot put thrower Marzieh Sadeqi. Iran wheelchair basketball also finished third.

In seven-a-side demolished Japan 5-0 at the Namdong Asiad Rugby Field for in the final.

The five-a-side team edged out Japan 2-0 to grasp a gold.

In golabll Iran humiliated China 10-0 at the Seonhak International Ice Rink for the first place. In the women category team finished runner-up.

Powerhouse Iran blanked China in sitting volleyball 3-0 (25-12, 25-20, 29-27) to defend its Asian title.

In the medal table China finished atop with 174 gold, 95 silver and 48 bronzes.

South Korea and Japan finished second and third.

The second edition of the Asian meet attended by 4, 500 athletes from 41 countries.

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

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