TEHRAN (Dispatches) - Iranian athletes have gained more than 15 more medals so far, at 2018 Asian Para Games, currently underway in Indonesia.
Mohammadreza Ahmadi's throw of 9.92m broke the record in Asia and earned him the men's Shot Put F33 gold medal
In men’s shot put F33, Ahmadi broke the Asian record with a throw of 9.92m and won the gold medal. He claimed an Asian record which was previously set by Saudi Arabia’s Hani Alnakhli with a 9.48m throw.
Also in the same category, Alnakhli from Saudi Arabia won the silver medal with a 9.37m record and Iran’s Mehdi Alizadeh won the bronze medal of the category with a 9.34m throw.
The silver and bronze medals of this category went to Alnakhli and Iran’s Mehdi Alizadeh with 9.37m and 9.34m respectively.
Iranian women shooter Sareh Javanmardi gained her second gold medal in the shooting event of 2018 Asian Para Games, in Indonesia.
In P2 women's 10M air pistol (SH1), Javanmardi scored a high of 237.6 and claimed the gold medal. The other Iranian shooter Samira Eram won the silver and the bronze went to Iraq’s Sahar Alshabani.
Javanmardi, the world and Paralympics champion, had earlier snatched the gold medal of P450m free pistol.
On Monday and in women's 1500M T12/13, Ozra Mahdavikiya earned the gold medal with a time of 00:05:16.65. India’s Venkatesh Radha claimed silver and Japan’s Mitsuyo Matsumoto won the bronze with 00:05:17.65 and 00:05:17.98 respectively.
The 2018 Asian Para Games kicked off on Saturday in Jakarta and will continue through October 13. Some 2,831 athletes from 43 countries have participated in the event. A total of 209 athletes, consisting of 137 men and 73 women, represent Iran in the 2018 Asian Para Games in 13 sports.
Near 3,000 para-athletes from 43 countries of Asia are competing in the event. A total of 209 athletes, consisting of 137 men and 73 women, represent Iran in the 2018 Games in 13 sports.
The competitions feature 18 sports, including track and field, swimming, badminton, wheelchair basketball, wheelchair volleyball, and chess.