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Hardani wins Iran's 1st medal at 2017 World Para Athletics Championships

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Iran’s Paralympic shot putter Javad Hardani (file photo)

Iran’s Paralympian athlete Javad Hardani has collected a silver medal at the 2017 World Para Athletics Championships in England, winning the first medal of the prestigious track and field meet for the Islamic Republic delegation.

On Friday evening, the Iranian sportsman competed in the men's shot put F12 category at Olympic Stadium in London, and came 2nd with a throw of 14.13 meters.

Australian athlete Cameron Crombie exhibited an inspiring display at the sporting event, and threw the shot 15.95 meters to snatch gold, and smash the previous record mark by 37 centimeters.

The bronze went to Victor Svanesohn from Sweden with a throw of 13.63 meters.

The 2017 World Para Athletics Championships started in in London on July 14, and will conclude on July 23.

It is the 8th edition of the event, which was formerly known as the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Athletics World Championship prior to 2017, and features 213 medal events.

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