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Iran’s medal haul at World Para Athletics Championships hits 17

US Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) (L) talks with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) during a rally with fellow Democrats before voting on H.R. 1, or the People Act, on the East Steps of the US Capitol on March 08, 2019 in Washington, DC. (AFP photo)
Iranian Paralympian athlete Sajad Mohammadian (file photo)


The Iranian sports delegation has continued to exhibit awe-inspiring displays of athletic talents at 2017 World Para Athletics Championships in England, and been awarded three more medals, all of them in one sport, to lift the country’s medal count to 17 in the multinational and multi-sport event.

On Saturday, 22-year-old Iranian sportsman Saman Pakbaz exhibited really inspiring displays in the men's shot put F12 category contests at Olympic Stadium in London, and threw 15.82 meters to snatch the gold.

Roman Danyliuk from Ukraine came second with a throw of 15.61 meters, and received the silver.

The bronze medal went to Spain’s Kim Lopez Gonzalez, who recorded a throw of 15.44 meters.

Later in the day, Sajad Mohammadian vied for the top honor in the men’s shot put F42 category, and managed to pocket the silver medal with a throw of 14.44 meters.

British competitor Aled Davies threw 17.52 meters to collect the gold.

Germany’s Frank Tinnemeier snatched the bronze in this category, registering 13 meters and 87 centimeters.

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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