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Iranian Paralympic athletes earn 18 medals at 12th Tunis International Meeting

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Iranian Paralympic pitcher Mohsen Kaedi (file photo)

Iranian male and female Paralympic athletes have scooped eighteen medals, including eleven precious gold ones, at the 12th edition of Tunis International Meeting.

On Sunday, Farhad Kahrizi competed in the men's 2x100 meter relay F36 race at the multi-purpose Stade Olympique de Radès stadium in Rades, located about 10 kilometers southeast of the Tunisian capital city of Tunis, and recorded 26.32 seconds to snatch the gold medal.

Ali Ojaghlou, another Iranian representative, managed to earn gold in the men's 2x100 meter relay F46 category, having set the time of 22.64 seconds.

In the men's javelin throw F33/34 final, Iranian pitcher Mohsen Kaedi took the gold medal with his best effort of 34.94 meters.

Additionally, Hormoz Seyyedi, Khaled Khaziri and Mohammad Alvanpour picked up three gold medals in the men’s javelin throw F37, F55 and F56 classifications respectively.

Shahla Hadidi registered 14.99 meters in the women’s F54 discus throw competitions, and took the top honors.

Payman Nasiri also stole the show in the final contest of men's 1,500-meter T20 race, and grabbed another gold medal for the Islamic Republic of Iran.

Additionally, Ali Olfatnia and Mehdi Alizadeh claimed two silvers in the men’s 2x100 meter relay F37 race and men’s javelin throw F33/34 sections.

Batoul Jahangiri and Davoud Ali Ghasemi settled for two bronze medals at the women’s javelin throw F33/34 and men’s 2x100 meter relay F37 race.

Earlier, Iranian athletes had clinched three gold, one silver and two bronze medals on the first day of the tournament.

The 12th edition of Tunis International Meeting started on June 23, and finished on June 24, 2018.

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