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Published: 0326 GMT July 12, 2019

Iran receives archery silver at 2019 Summer Universiade

Iran receives archery silver at 2019 Summer Universiade

Sports Desk

Iran men’s compound team won silver at the archery competitions of the 2019 Summer Universiade in Naples, Italy, on Friday after conceding defeat to Turkey.

The Iranian squad comprised Kiarash Farzan and Mohammad Saleh Palizban, IRNA reported.

After the two teams drew 156-156, it was Turkey which managed to emerge victorious and collect gold in the tiebreaker.

In the third-place playoff, Mexico defeated the United States to bag bronze.

Earlier in the competitions, Iranian archers were eliminated in women’s team, mixed team, women’s individual and men’s individual events.

Following the final, Iran’s head coach Majid Ahmadi said Iranian archers put in a convincing performance in their match against Turkey, adding their silver was as valuable as a gold medal as luck plays a role in a competition.

The 30th Summer Universiade started on July 3 and will come to an end today. More than 6,000 athletes from 100 countries have taken part in the games.




Resource: IRNA
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