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Iran clinches 3 medals in IPC Athletics Asia-Oceania Championships

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Iranian Paralympian athlete Hashemiyeh Motaghian Moavi (file photo)

Iranian Paralympian athletes have exhibited impressive performances at the 2016 International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Athletics Asia-Oceania Championships in the United Arab Emirates, earning three medals, including two golds.

On Monday evening, Iran’s 29-year-old Hashemiyeh Motaghian Moavi displayed an outstanding display of athletic skills and strength to steal the women's javelin throw f55/56 final show at Dubai Police Club Stadium, and collected the gold medal with a throw of 17.24 meters.

Her Indian opponent, Karam Jyoti, stood on the silver podium, throwing 11.62 meters.

Indonesian contestant Famini, 35, registered 12 meters and 66 centimeters to scoop up the bronze medal.

Later in the day, Ahmad Ojaghlou competed in the men's 200m T47 Round 1 Heat 2/2 category. He finished first and claimed the gold medal, clocking 22.46 seconds.

Sri Lanka’s Pradeep Uggl Dena Pathirannehelage registered 23.66 seconds and was awarded the gold medal.

China’s 26-year-old He Haican settled for the bronze, recording 23.79 seconds.

Also on Monday, Parviz Golpasand-Hagh vied for the top honor in the men's shot put F55/56 section, and earned the bronze medal with a throw of 8 meters and 94 centimeters.

The 2016 IPC Athletics Asia-Oceania Championships opened in Dubai, the UAE, on March 6, and will conclude on March 12.

The tournament has brought together around 300 athletes from almost 30 countries, and is ongoing in Dubai Police Club Stadium.

A total of 29 athletes, 23 sportsmen and six sportswomen, represent the Islamic Republic of Iran at the 2016 IPC Athletics Asia-Oceania Championships.


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