Asia Para Games: Alireza Mokhtari Claims Gold in Shot Put
INCHEON (Tasnim) – Iran’s Alireza Mokhtari clinched a gold medal in the Shot Put - F53/54 in the 2014 Asia Para Games on Tuesday.
The athlete won the gold medal with a throw of 8.83meters.
Morteza Mokhtari also from Iran won a silver medal in the class. He finished in the second place with a throw of 6.60meters.
Bronze medal went to Indian Padaithalaivan Palanichamy.
Iran has previously won 10 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.
Mahnaz Amini claimed a gold medal in the Women's Shot Put - F57.
Younes Seifipour won a gold medal in the Men's Shot Put - F32.
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.