Rio Paralympics 2016: Shot putter Mohammadian seizes silver medal

RIO (Tasnim) – Iranian shot putter Sajjad Mohammadian claimed a silver medal at the 2016 Paralympic Games.

The athlete won the silver medal with a throw of 14.31m.

Aled Davies, who won discus gold in London four years ago, broke the Paralympic record with a first attempt of 14.85m and his final effort was 16cm off his own world record.

South Africa’s Tyrone Pillay won bronze throwing 13.91m.

Iran has participated at the 2016 Summer Paralympics with 111 athletes in 12 sports.

The Iranian delegation finished in 11th place in the previous edition, winning 10 gold medals, seven silvers and seven bronze medals.

By Tasnim News Agency