May 21, 2024, 11:30 AM

Iran’s Alipour takes gold at 2024 World Para Athletics

Iran’s Alipour takes gold at 2024 World Para Athletics

TEHRAN, May 21 (MNA) – Amirhossein Alipour won a gold medal at the 2024 World Para Athletics Championships.

Alipour seized the gold medal with a throw of 14.61 meters in the Men’s Shot Put F11 Final. He also broke the championship record and secured a spot at the 2024 Paralympic Games.

Neutral Paralympic Athlete Igor Baskakov claimed the silver medal with 13.62 meters and the bronze medal went to Iran’s Mahdi Olad, who threw 13.28 meters.

The 2024 World Para Athletics Championships are organized by the World Para Athletics subcommittee of the International Paralympic Committee.

It’s the 11th edition of the event and are being held in the Kobe Universiade Memorial Stadium in Kobe, Japan, from May 17 to 25.

The event was initially scheduled for September 2021 but it was rescheduled to avoid clashing with the 2020 Summer Paralympics which were rescheduled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Held in East Asia for the first time and a crucial qualifier for the Paris 2024 Paralympic Games, the Kobe 2024 Para Athletics World Championships attracted over 1,000 athletes from 100 countries and regions to compete in 168 events.


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