TEHRAN, July 26 (Mehr News Agency) -- Iran swooped two gold, three silver, and one bronze medals in the 14th World Transplant Games in Nancy, northeastern France, Friday.

Seyed Baqer Fatemi-Nassab, who is heading Iranian athletes said Amir-Hossein Talebi took a gold medal in bowling for 9-11 age group and Hamed Sadafi representing the country in 15-17 ages bowling won a silver.


In 30-39 age group, Manouchehr Narimani finished fourth in bowling event.


Sadafi added another glittering gold to Iran's asset as he stood top in the shot put.


Mohammad-Hadi Khoshnoudi took the shot put silver of the 18-29 age group and his teammate Mohammad-Sadeq Darvish took the bronze, added Fatemi-Nassab.


In 100m running race of 15- to 17-year-olds, Sadafi grabbed the silver medal and Talebi stood fourth in 80m contest of this age group.


Darvish ranked fourth and Khoshnoudi finished fifth in bowling competitions.


The nine-member special and transplant team of Iran is competing in swimming, shooting, track-and-field, badminton, bowling, and table tennis and has so far won three golds, five silvers, and one bronze.


On Wednesday, Iran bagged its first gold in the as swimmer Amir-Hossein Talebi stood top.


Talebi won the glittering gold in 25m freestyle swimming event of 9-11 age group.


According to Fatemi, Talebi won the Asian gold in 2002 competitions.


He added Hamed Sadafi winning 172 points grabbed the silver medal of bowling event for 15-17 age group.


On Thursday, Iran snatched a silver medal in the table tennis doubles.


Iranian duo Mahmoud Sarhaddi and Nader Mahmoudzadeh managed to beat Turkey, France, and two teams from Hungary, finishing runner-up.


In final, Germany crushed Iran 3-0 and grabbed the coveted gold, Fatemi added.


The table tennis teams of all 56 participating countries competed in doubles event, he said adding that this is the first time Iran's special athletes succeeded in bagging a silver in table tennis competitions.


Nancy has been host to the world transplant event as of Monday.






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