Iran’s Shot Putter Amini Seizes Gold in Asian Para Games
INCHEON (Tasnim) – Iran’s Mahnaz Amini claimed a gold medal in the Women's Shot Put - F57 Final in the 2014 Asia Para Games underway in Incheon, South Korea on Tuesday.
The Iranian athlete won the gold medal with a throw of 7.92 meters.
Fatemeh Montazeri also from Iran seized a silver medal throwing 7.66 meters and Mongolian Tsogtgerel Gendendarjaawon the bronze medal.
“I could win a gold medal on a rainy day and it made conditions difficult for me. Now, I am very happy to win the gold medal under these conditions,” Amini said.
Iran has previously won eight gold medals in the games.
Vahid Keshtkar claimed a gold medal in the men's 400 m freestyle S13.
Erfan Hosseini won the gold medal in the men's javelin throw F12–13.
Sareh Javanmardi earned the gold medal in the Mixed 50 meter pistol SH1.
Discus thrower Alireza Mokhtari clinched a gold medal in the men’s F51/52/53.
Peyman Nasiri won the gold medal of the Men's 1,500m T20 final.
Sareh Javanmardi claimed a gold medal in the Women's P2-10m Air Pistol-SH1.
Mohammad Alvanpour clinched a gold medal in the Men's Javelin Throw - F55/56.
Amir Jafari Arangah seized the gold medal in weightlifting.
The 2014 Asian Para Games started on October 18 in Incheon, South Korea and will last until 24. The games feature around 5,000 athletes competing across 23 sports.