Iran wins Asian Youth Para Games in Bahrain with 122 medals

TEHRAN, Dec. 08 (MNA) –Iranian young para-athletes became champions of the 2021 Asian Youth Para Games held in Bahrain after winning 122 medals.

The Iranian young para athletes topped the medal table of the 2021 Asian Youth Para Games held in Bahrain after winning 44 gold medals, 53 silvers and 25 bronzes.

Thai para-athletes also shone in the competitions and  came second with 33 (gold), 25 (silver) and 17 (bronze) medals.

Iran sent 165 athletes to the fourth edition of the Games which were held in Manama, Bahrain from Dec. 2 to 6, Tehran Times said.

Iran finished in second place in the previous edition in the UAE behind Japan.

A total of 750 Para athletes from 29 countries are expected to participate in the competitions.

The first Asian Youth Para Games was held in Tokyo, Japan in 2009 and Kuala Lumpur hosted the second edition four years later.

At the closing ceremony, the flag was handed over to the next host city, Tashkent who will stage the games in 2025.

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