Iran’s Nemati wins gold at Asian Para Archery Championships

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Zahra Nemati from Iran on Saturday seized a gold medal in the Asian Para Archery Championships 2015 in Bangkok, Thailand.
The Iranian archer finished in first place with 647 points in the women’s individual recurve.

China’s Dandanin Lin won the silver medal with 617 points and bronze medal went to South Korean Nam-Suk Ha with 544 points.

Iran’s Majid Kakoosh also claimed a gold medal in the men’s individual compound W1 with 606 points.

South Korean Dae Sung Jang and Dongsub koo finished in second and third place respectively with 647 and 598 points.

Nemati had already secured a historic slot for her country at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games following her performance at the Asian Archery Championships in Bangkok, Thailand, on November 8.

The Iranian duo booked slots at the 2016 Paralympic Games as well.

“I dedicate my success to my wife. I would like to express my gratitude to the coaches who helped me win a place at the Paralympics,” Kakoosh said.

By Tasnim News Agency