Asian Games: Noshad Alamiyan Wins Historic Bronze at Table Tennis

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Noshad Alamiyan from Iran claimed a bronze medal in the 2018 Asian Games on Saturday.

It is Iran’s first medal at men’s singles table tennis after 52 years in the Asian Games.

The Iranian athlete lost to his Chinese rival Lin Gaoyuan 4-0 in semifinals.

The 2018 Asian Games, officially known as the 18th Asian Games and also known as Jakarta Palembang 2018, is a pan-Asian multi-sport event. The event is underway from 18 August to 2 September in the Indonesian cities of Jakarta and Palembang.

The athletes compete in 465 events across 40 sports and 67 disciplines.

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