Iran Comes Third at 2018 Asian Para Games
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – The Iranian delegation finished in third place in the third edition of the Asian Para Games concluded on Saturday.
The Iranian athletes claimed 51 gold, 42 silver and 43 bronze medals in the Games.
The Iranian para athletes won 27 gold, 25 silver and 29 bronze medals.
Para swimmer Shahin Izadyar claimed six gold medals and one silver while Mohammad Hossein Karimi won a bronze.
The chess players grabbed four gold, six silver and four bronze medals.
Iran won four gold, four silver and two bronze medals in powerlifting.
Para shooters snatched three gold medals and one silver.
Judokas seized two gold, two silver and three bronze medals.
Para archers took two gold, two silver and one bronze.
Iranian men and women sitting volleyball team came first and second respectively.
Goalball men and women sides finished in first and third places respectively.
Iran men’s wheelchair basketball team won gold medal while Iran seized one bronze in table tennis and one bronze in cycling.
Continental giant China was at the top of the pecking order with 172 gold, 88 silver and 59 bronze followed by South Korea (53 gold, 25 silver and 47 bronze).
Iran participated in the Games with 209 athletes, 136 men and 73 women competed in 13 disciplines.
Iran finished in fourth place in the past two editions in Guangzhou (2010) and Incheon (2014).
The 2018 Asian Para Games were held from October 6th to 13th at the Bung Karno Sports Complex in the capital city of Jakarta.