Iran Basketball Wins Silver at Asian Games

TEHRAN (Tasnim) - The Iranian national basketball team claimed a silver medal in the 2018 Asian Games on Saturday.

Team Melli lost to China 84-72 in the final match at the GBK in Jakarta, Indonesia.

Hamed Haddadi led Iran with 27 points while Abudushalamu Abudurexiti from China scored 20 points.

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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