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Iranians awarded 3 more medals in 2017 Asian Canoe Slalom Championships

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Iranian female rower Roxanna Razeghiyan (R)

Iranian male and female rowers have continued to demonstrate commendable athletic skills and strength at the 2017 Asian Canoe Slalom Championships in Thailand, and received three more medals to raise the country’s total medal count to seven at the continental event.

Roxanna Razeghiyan got a bronze in the senior women’s single kayak competitions at the Kundanprakarnchon Dam in the central Thai city of Nakhon Nayok on Sunday.

Homayoun Mohammadpour and Mehdi Karimi also finished third at the end of senior men’s double canoe contests, and clinched a bronze medal. 

Additionally, Amir Rezanejad and Mohammad Mehdi Konarang landed in the third spot and pocketed a bronze medal in the men's under-18 canoe double heats.

On Saturday and the second day of the competitions, junior Iranian sportswomen Donya Mohammadi and Faezeh Ronasi participated in the women's under-18 canoe double contests, and did their best to gain the top position.

Additionally, Roxanna Razeghiyan ranked third in the senior women's single canoe event and settled for the bronze.

The Iranian outfit, comprised of Danial Khosravi, Mahan Edrisi and Reza Khalili, contested against opponents in the men's under-18 single kayak team competitions, and finished runner-ups to collect the silver.

Furthermore, Amir Mohammad Fattahpour, Mehdi Karimi and Homayoun Mohammadpour took part in the senior men's single canoe team event, and could clinch a bronze medal for the Islamic Republic of Iran.

The 2017 Asian Canoe Slalom Championships kicked off in Nakhon Nayok, Thailand, on February 24, and wrapped up on February 26, 2017.

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