TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Karateka Saeid Hassanipour bagged Iran’s 17th gold medal in the 17th Asian Games on Thursday.
“I am so happy to win the gold medal and I dedicate my medal to the Iranian people, especially the people of my city Rasht,” Hassanipour said.
Iranian athletes had already won 16 gold medals in the games.
Najmeh Khedmati won Iran’s first gold medal in the women’s 10 m air rifle.
Wushu exponent Mohsen Mohammadseifi also seized a gold medal.
Mohsen Shadi Naghadeh won a gold medal at the men’s single sculls race of the rowing.
Mohammad Daneshvar claimed a gold medal in the men’s Keirin final.
Super heavyweight weightlifter Behdad Salimi snatched a gold medal.
Archer Esmaeil Ebadi won the gold medal of the compound men’s individual.
Reza Yazdani claimed a gold medal in the men’s freestyle 97 kg.
Masoud Esmaeilpour bagged a gold medal in the men’s freestyle 61 kg.
Meisam Mostafa Joukar claimed a gold medal in the men’s freestyle 86 kg.
Parviz Hadi won the gold medal in the men’s freestyle 125 kg.
Masoud Hajizavareh seized the gold medal in the men -74 kg taekwondo.
Ehsan Hadadai bagged gold medal in the men’s discus throw.
Habibollah Akhlaghi won the gold medal in the men’s Greco-Roman 80 kg.
Mahdi Aliyari clinched the gold medal in the men’s Greco-Roman 98 kg.
Mahdi Khodabakhshi snatched the gold medal in the men -80 kg taekwondo.
And Behnam Asbaghi claimed the gold medal in the men -68 kg taekwondo.
Some 9,500 athletes from 45 countries are competing at the Games, the world’s second-biggest multi-sport event after the summer Olympics, with 439 gold medals in 36 sports up for grabs.
Iran has participated in the games with 276 athletes in 22 sports.
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