Iran wins Asian gold medal in wheelchair basketball

IRNA – Iranian men’s wheelchair baskeball team received a gold medal by defeating Japan on Saturday in Asian Para Games 2018 held in Jakarta, Indonesia.

The Iranian representative won Japan 68-66 in the wheelchair basketball finals in the last day of the Asian Games and won the country’s last medal.

Iranian sports squad bagged 51 golds, 42 silvers, and 43 bronzes to sit third in the tournament’s current medals table.

Para Swimmer Shahin Izadyar was Iran’s most prolific medal winner with six gold and one bronze medals.

China is currently ranked first with 172 gold, 88 silver, and 59 bronze medals.

The third Asian Para Games, hosted by Indonesia, is being held on October 8-16, with the participation of 2,880 athletes from 41 countries in 13 disciplines.

A total of 209 Iranian athletes took part in the eight-day competitions.