Iranian female athletes to compete in 22 sports at 2018 Asian Games

TEHRAN, Aug. 01 (MNA) – Iranian female athletes participating at 2018 Asian Games to be hosted by Indonesia will compete in 22 sports at the international event.

According to Nasrollah Sajjadi, the head of the Iranian outfit at the 2018 Asian Games, Iranian female athletes will take part in 22 sports including: archery, badminton, 3-on-3 basketball, cycling, horse riding, fencing, kabaddi, karate, kurash, jujutsu, judo, pencak silat, sambo, wushu, squash, table tennis, taekwondo, track and field, boat racing, shooting, tennis, and rock climbing.

The Iranian outfit at the 2018 Asian Games comprises 193 coaches, 379 athletes, 30 referees, and 29 heads of federations.

The 2018 Asian Games will start on Aug. 18 and will wrap up on Sep. 2 in the Indonesian cities of Jakarta and Palembang. The 19-year-old taekwondo practitioner and 2016 Rio Olympic Games bronze medalist Kimia Alizadeh will carry the Iranian flag at the inauguration of the competitions.

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