TEHRAN – The national
Iranian men’s volleyball team gained first Iran’s gold medal in the Asian Games by victory in the final against the hosts, China on Tuesday.
The Iranian national team defeated the Chinese team 3-1 (19:25; 25;14;2522;26;24) in the final of Asian Games underway in Hangzhou, China from Sep. 23-October 8.
This was Iran’s first gold medal in the competitions.
Iran had previously defeated Nepal 3-0, Bahrain 3-1, Thailand 3-0 and Qatar 3-0.
Earlier in the day, Japan defeated Qatar 3-1 to win the bronze medal.
With more than 12,000 competitors from 45 nations and territories, the 2022 Asian Games has more participants than the Olympics.
Iran has sent 289 male and female athletes to the Games in 34 sports events.