DUBAI (Dispatches) – Ali Mohammadyari and Hashemiyeh Motaghian have won two silver medals at the Dubai 2019 World Para Athletics Championships.
Mohammadyari earned a silver at the Men's Discus Throw F 56 with a 43.51 throw.
Brazilian thrower Claudiney Batista won the gold medal with 45.92 and Yogesh Kathuniya from India seized a bronze with a throw of 42.05m.
Motandhian also won a silver in the women’s javelin F56 with a throw of 22.67m. Rio 2016 Paralympic champion Diana Dadtzite from Latvia seized the gold with 25.54m and Brazilian Raissa Rocha claimed a bronze with 22.28m.
Iran’s Mahdi Olad (Men’s Shot Put F11 - Gold), Alireza Mokhtari (Men's Shot Put F53 – Silver), Mehran Nekouei Majd (Men's Shot Put F34 – Silver), Sajad Mohammadian (Men’s Shot Put F42 – Bronze) had won medals for Iran.
The event has brought more than 1,400 athletes from 120 nations together from Nov. 7 to 15.