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Iran wheelchair basketball team defeats Thailand in 2018 Asian Para Games qualifier

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)
The Iranian women's national wheelchair basketball team (file photo)

The Iranian women's national wheelchair basketball team has earned its first win in the qualification round of the 2018 Asian Para Games, also known as the third edition of Asian Para Games, overcoming the Thai side.

On Monday, the Iranian physically-challenged athletes beat their Southeast Asian counterparts 45-30.

Iran is scheduled to take on India in its next showdown on Tuesday.

The qualification round of the 2018 Asian Para Games will determine the women's national wheelchair basketball teams that will participate in the 2018 Asian Para Games.

The 2018 Asian Para Games will be held in the Indonesian capital city of Jakarta between October 6 and October 13, 2018.

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