Update: Iran Ranks 1st in FIBA Asia Championship

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iran defeated the Philippines 85-71 and claimed Asian Men's Basketball Championship's title.

Update: Iran Ranks 1st in FIBA Asia Championship

Iran beat host team the Philippines 85-71 at their home in Manila in presence of some 15,000 fans, the president of thecountry, first vice-president and a number of their national heroes.

With today’s victory the Iranian national basketball team became the Asian champion and completed its glorious record at the Philippines 2013 FIBA Asia Championship.

In Saturday's semi-final match Iran had defeated Taiwan 79-60.

A day earlier, Iran was able to get its revenge by blowing out Jordan, 94-50, at the MOA Arena, at the quarterfinals.

The national Iranian basketball team had on Wednesday defeated its third rival, Kazakhstan 85-53. On Tuesday they had defeated Bahrain 75-56 after crushing India 102-58.

The 2013 FIBA Asia Championship opened in the Philippines on August 1, and wraps up today.

A total of 15 teams competed in the sports event.

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