Iranian Athletes Win Two More Medals at World Para Athletics Championships

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iran’s Saman Pakbaz and Siamak Saleh Farajzadeh claimed two gold and silver medals respectively at the penultimate day of the World Para Athletics Championships London 2017.


Pakbaz finally reached the top of the podium in the men’s shot put F12 after winning silver at both the Doha 2015 World Championships and Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.

Pakbaz threw a season’s best 15.82m as he finished ahead of the two men that joined him on the podium in Doha and Rio, Ukrainian Roman Danyliuk (15.61m) and Spain’s Kim Lopez Gonzalez (15.44m).

Saleh Farajzadeh also claimed a silver medal in the men’s discus F34 with a throw of 35.02m.

Yanzhang Wang (37.16m) took China’s gold medal tally up to 23 and Tunisian Mohamed Ali Krid (34.35m) claimed bronze.

The World Para Athletics Championships will run through July 23 in London.

More than 1,150 athletes from 90 countries are competing in 202 medal events.

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