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Javad Hardani of the Islamic Republic of Iran celebrates gold.

Javad Hardani of the Islamic Republic of Iran celebrates gold.

Iranian athlete Javad Hardani has won the gold medal in the Men's Discus Throw - F37/38 event at the London 2012 Paralympic Games. The 28-year-old received 1024 points in his fourth attempt, throwing the discus 52.91 meters at Olympic Stadium in London on Friday. Hardani also won a bronze medal in the Men's Shot Put - F37/38 event on Wednesday. Iran's Kamran Shokri took a silver medal in the Men's Javelin - F42 event with a throw of 52.06 meters on Friday. Also on Friday, Iranian athlete Farzad Sepahvand won a bronze medal in the Men’s Discus Throw - F44 event by launching the discus 58.39 meters. Iran currently stands in 11th place on the medal board with 21 medals -- nine gold medals, six silvers, and six bronze medals. The London Paralympics opened on August 29 and runs until September 9. The Paralympic Games is the world's second largest major international multi-sport event, involving athletes with a range of physical challenges. Iran has sent 79 athletes, competing in 13 events, to the London Paralympics. NT/HGL