Hardani wins Iran’s 5th gold at Paralympics

Rio de Janeiro, Sept 16, IRNA – Iranian athlete Javad Hardani won the Bronze medal in the Men’s Discus Throw – F38 event at the Rio 2016 Paralympics Games.

The 32-year-old Iranian athlete in his sixth attempt threw the discus 48.46 meters at Olympic Stadium in Rio on Thursday.

The South African athlete Hamman Reinhardt by throwing the discus 50.96 meters away and the Colombian athlete Lucumi Villegas Luis Fernando by throwing 49.19 meters away took the gold and silver medals respectively.

The 15th edition of Paralympic games officially began in the Brazilian capital on September 18. Iran has attended the event with 111 athletes, 88 of them are men and 23 others are women.