Iranian athletes claim seven golds on sixth day of Asian Para Games

GUANGZHOU, Dec. 18 (MNA) -- Iranian sportsmen snatched seven gold medals on the sixth day of the Asian Para Games in Guangzhou, China.

On Saturday, Iranian Siamak Saleh-Farajzadeh won the gold medal in the Men's Javelin Throw - F33/34 of Athletics with a throw of 26.34 meters.

 Mohammad Almehairi of the United Arab Emirates and Hani Alnakhli of Saudi Arabia took the silver and bronze respectively.
 
Iran’s Ali Naderi claimed the gold medal in the Men's Javelin Throw - F54/55/56 of Athletics. Naderi grabbed the gold with a throw of 30.09m.

Shari Haji Juma At and Hirdan Haji Abdul Kadir of Brunei took the silver and bronze respectively.
 

 
Iran’s Mehrdad Karam-Zadeh claimed the gold medal in the Men's Discus Throw - F42 of Athletics with a result of 39.81m. Chinese Wang Lezheng and Bassam Sawsan of Syria took the silver and bronze respectively.
 
Abbas Dayani-Asl from Iran claimed the gold medal in Men's 800m - T46 of Athletics with a result of 2:03.11. Mazin Aldosari of Saudi Arabia and Lalith Mihindukulasooriya of Sri Lanka took the silver and bronze respectively.
 
Iran’s Siamand Rahman in Men's +100kg Powerlifting won the gold. His countryman Kazem Rajabi-Golojeh and Faris Al Ajeeli of Iraq took the silver and bronze.
 
Iranian Men's Football 7-a-side defeated China 7- 0 and claimed the gold medal at the Asian Para Games while Japan took the bronze.
 
And finally, Iran took the gold in the Men's Sitting Volleyball, beating China 3-1. Iraq took the bronze of this event.
 
Some 2500 athletes in Guangzhou for the Asian Para Games are joined by 1,451 team officials, 1,094 technical officials and over 2,000 accredited media from around the world.
 
The Asian Para Games started on December 12 and ends on December  19  with athletes competing in 19 sports which are: Archery, Athletics, Badminton, Boccia, Cycling, Football 5-a-side, Football 7-a-side, Goalball, Judo, Powerlifting, Rowing, Shooting, Swimming, Table Tennis, Ten Pin Bowling, Volleyball (sitting), Wheelchair Basketball, Wheelchair Fencing, Wheelchair Tennis.
 
A total of 157 Iranian athletes in 15 sports are vying at the Asian Para Games.
 
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