Iranian athletes kept up the momentum on the third day of the 2018 Asian Para Games in Jakarta, Indonesia, taking the country’s tally to 49 medals – including 17 golds.
On Tuesday, Iranians collected a total of eight gold medals, seven silvers and nine bronzes.
In para powerlifting competitions, Iran’s Rouhollah Rostami – a 2012 Paralympics silver medalist – set a new world record in the men’s 72kg category – overcoming 229kg – to claim the gold medal.
Iranian swimmer Shahin Izadyar took his personal tally to three golds after he clocked 02:27.07 in the final race of the men's 200m individual medley SM10.
In para shooting, Iranians stole the show at the P2 women's 10m air pistol SH1 contests as Sareh Javanmardi – collecting her second gold of the Games – and Samira Eram claimed the first two spots respectively.
The best result of the day for Iranians came in the para athletics competitions where they scooped 18 medals – including five golds.
Mahdi Olad (men's shot put F11), Mohammadreza Ahmadi (men's shot put F33), Farzad Sepahvand (men's discus throw F43/44, F62/64), Hossein Khorsand-Amiri (men's discus throw F51/52/53) and Batoul Jahangiri (women's shot put F33) finished their campaign on a high note by winning the gold in their categories.
Iran currently sits fifth in the overall table, going neck and neck with Japan – which stands fourth with 85 medals (17 golds).
China, South Korea and Uzbekistan sit first to third respectively.
Having started on October 6, the quadranial multi-sport event will finish on October 13.