Saturday Sep 08, 201210:20 PM GMT
Iranian athlete wins tenth gold medal at 2012 Paralympics
File photo shows Mohammad Khalvandi is practicing before the Paralympics.
File photo shows Mohammad Khalvandi is practicing before the Paralympics.
Sat Sep 8, 2012 10:18PM
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Mohammad Khalvandi of Iran has made a wonderful throw at the London Paralympics to garner the country’s tenth gold in the tourney.


The 22-year-old Iranian athlete stood in the first place in the Men's Javelin Throw - F57/58 with a 50.98-meter throw at Olympic Stadium on Saturday.

Batista Dos Santos of Brazil took the silver medal with a 45.38-meter throw and Salem Raed Salem of Egypt got the bronze with 47.90.

Earlier in the day, Iran won a silver medal in the Men’s Sitting Volleyball after it lost the final to Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Iran Paralympics squad currently stands in the 11th place with 23 medals -- 10 golds, seven 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.

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