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Iranian archer Rahimi shines in Rio 2016 Paralympics

Iranian Paralympic archers Gholamreza Rahimi (C) and Ebrahim Ranjbarkivaj (R) pose with their gold and bronze medals at the end of men's individual recurve competitions at the 2016 Summer Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on September 13, 2016.

Iranian Paralympic archer Gholamreza Rahimi has collected another gold medal for the Islamic Republic at the 2016 Summer Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

On Tuesday, Rahimi recorded an impressive performance in the final match of men’s individual recurve section at the Sambadrome Marquês de Sapucaí, and overcame 36-year-old Hanreuchai Netsiri of Thailand 7-3 (23-26, 30-26, 27-24, 30-30 and 27-25).

The bronze medal in this division went to another Iranian archer, Ebrahim Ranjbarkivaj, who overwhelmed Brazilian Luciano Rezende 7-1 (28-24, 26-26, 26-25 and 27-23) in the third-place encounter.

Moreover, Iranian sportsman Peyman Nasiri Bazanjani won a bronze medal in the men’s 1500-meter T20 final contest. He completed the race with a time of 3 minutes and 56.24 seconds.

The Iranian runner missed the silver by finishing seven tenths of a second behind Poland’s Daniel Pek on Tuesday.

American contestant Michael Brannigan clocked 3:51.73 to grab the gold medal.

Iranian athletes have already taken home 11 medals –four gold, five silvers and two bronzes– putting the Islamic Republic in the 17th slot of the medal count table so far.

China is on the top of the medal count table with 147 (63 gold, 51 silver, 33 bronze) medal.

Great Britain is second with 75 medals (34 gold, 18 silvers, 23 bronzes), and Ukraine is third with a total of 72 medals (27 gold, 21 silvers and 24 bronzes).

The United States, Brazil, Australia, New Zealand, the Netherlands, Nigeria and Germany are in the 4th to 10th places respectively. 

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