Zahra Nemati secures Iran’s 7th gold trophy in Rio

TEHRAN, Sep. 16 (MNA) – Female Iranian archer Zahra Nemati came first at Women's Individual Recurve to bring home Iran’s seventh gold medal at 2016 Paralympics.

Iran’s Nemati had to overcome a strong Chinese rival Chunyan Wu in the final round of Women's Individual Recurve – Open before standing on top of the podium.

London Paralympic champion Zahra Nemati subdued the Chinese archer 6-4 in the final showdown and added one more gold to Iran’s earlier tally of six golds in Rio Paralympic Games.

Milena Olszewska of Poland also won the bronze medal match over South Korea’s Hwa Sook Lee and landed third in the event.

Earlier, the female Iranian archer together with her compatriot Ebrahim Ranjabar had earlier won silver medal of Mixed Team Recurve Open after conceding a 3-5 defeat against Lixue Zhao and Chunyan Wu of China.

The Mina delegation of Iranian Paralympians at the Rio Paralympics is comprised of 111 sportspeople who vie at 12 fields of the 23 athletics.


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