TEHRAN (Dispatches) – Iranian sportsmen and women collected 18 more medals, raising the country’s total medal count to 55 and securing 3rd place at ongoing 4th edition of Islamic Solidarity Games in Azerbaijan.
Iranian sportsmen and women had collected 37 medals, including 10 gold, 12 silver and 15 bronze. With this number of medals, the Iranian athletes not only managed to reach third place for the very first time during this tournament, but also succeeded in decreasing their distance from the two rival countries, Uzbekistan and Indonesia, on the medal count table in terms of the number of gold medals.
Currently, the Iranian team is ranked third place with the total medal count of 55, including 14 gold, 17 silver and 24 bronze. Turkey is on the top of the medal count table with 136 medals (53 gold, 45 silvers and 38 bronzes), while Azerbaijan has claimed the second spot with 98 medals (49 gold, 29 silvers, 20 bronzes).
Uzbekistan has dropped to fourth place with a total of 41 medals (8 gold, 11 silvers and 22 bronzes), and Indonesia holds the fifth place with 49 medals (6 gold, 23 silver, and 20 bronze).
The 4th Islamic Solidarity Games started in Baku, Azerbaijan, on May 12 under the motto "Solidarity is Our Strength.”
The tournament will wrap up on May 22, 2017.