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Iran finishes third at IBSA Judo World Cup

Iranian visually-challenged judokas pose for a photograph during the IBSA Judo World Cup in Antalya, Turkey, on April 24, 2018.

Iranian visually-challenged judokas have finished well down the list at the International Blind Sports Federation (IBSA) Judo World Cup in Turkey,  and claimed the third spot at the conclusion of the tournament.

On Tuesday, the Iranian and Russian Paralympian athletes settled for the third-place finish and shared the bronze medal at Antalya Sport Hall in the southwestern Turkish coastal city of Antalya.

South Korea sat in the top slot of the team chart, and Uzbekistan finished as the runner-up.

Earlier in the day, Iran's Mohammad Reza Kheirollahzadeh had bagged a bronze medal in the over 100-kilogram weight section following four wins and one defeat.

Reza Gholami had also earned a bronze in the 66-kilogram weight class on Monday.

The IBSA Judo World Cup started on April 19, and will finish on April 26, 2018.

The competition attracted dozens of judo practitioners from various countries, including Algeria, Brazil, Germany, Great Britain, the Islamic Republic of Iran, Japan, Mongolia and Uzbekistan.

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