Iranian powerlifters win gold, silver in Asia Para Games

INCHEON (Tasnim) – Iran’s powerlifters claimed gold and silver medals in the 2014 Asia Para Games underway in Incheon, South Korea on Monday.
 Amir Jafari Arangah seized the gold medal lifting 186kg.

Hamzeh Mohammadi also from Iran won the silver medal with a lift of 185kg.

Bronze medal went to Thailand’s Narong Kasanun with 172kg.

Iran has previously won seven gold medals in the games.

Vahid Keshtkar claimed a gold medal in the men’s 400 m freestyle S13.

Erfan Hosseini won the gold medal in the men’s javelin throw F12–13.

Sareh Javanmardi earned the gold medal in the Mixed 50 meter pistol SH1.

Discus thrower Alireza Mokhtari clinched a gold medal in the men’s F51/52/53.

Peyman Nasiri won the gold medal of the Men’s 1,500m T20 final.

Sareh Javanmardi claimed a gold medal in the Women’s P2-10m Air Pistol-SH1.

Mohammad Alvanpour clinched a gold medal in the Men’s Javelin Throw – F55/56.

The 2014 Asian Para Games started on October 18 in Incheon, South Korea and will last until 24. The games feature around 5,000 athletes competing across 23 sports.

By Tasnim News Agency

 

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