Iran gains 6 more medals in Asia-Pacific Deaf Games

TAOYUAN, Oct. 05 (MNA) – On third day of 8th Asia-Pacific Deaf Games in Taiwan, Iran’s sport teams managed to bag 3 gold, 2 silver and one bronze medals, thus raising the medal tally to 24.

As the 8th Asia Pacific Deaf Games in Taiwan reached its third day on Monday, Iranian male and female audibly-challenged athletes put on a remarkable performance and claimed 6 medals.

In 10,000-meter race, Iranian male sprinter Hossein Sedaghat with a record of 33.41 second landed in the first position and received the gold medal.

Another Iranian sprinter Mehran Sarfaraz with a running time of 38.11 minutes stood at the third place and grabbed a bronze medal.

In disk throw competitions, Sajjad Piaygherchaman with a record of 56.69 meters grabbed the gold medal and Reza Heidari landed in the second position with a throw of 44.66 meters.

Iran’s female sprinter Maryam Abdifard claimed the women’s 400-meter gold with a running time of 65.11 seconds.

Iranian female long jumper Soghra Rabieifard received the silver medal by producing a mark of 4.73 meters in the women’s long jump.

Iranian male and female audibly-challenged athletes have so far claimed 24 medals, including 8 gold medals, in the international event.

The 8th edition of the Asia Pacific Deaf Games opened in Taoyuan, Taiwan, on October 3 and will continue until October 11, 2015.

 

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