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Iranian table tennis earns bronze in Asian Junior & Cadet Championships

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Members of the Iran men’s junior table tennis team pose for a group photograph during the 24th edition of Asian Junior and Cadet Table Tennis Championships in Naypyidaw, Myanmar, on August 14, 2018.

The Iran men’s junior table tennis team has earned a bronze medal at the 24th edition of Asian Junior and Cadet Table Tennis Championships in Myanmar to put an end to the country’s medal drought at the prestigious continental tournament after 60 years.

On Tuesday, the young Iranian sportsmen managed to overcome the South Koream squad 3-2 at the Wunna Theikdi Indoor Stadium in the Myanmar capital city of Naypyidaw.

The Iran men’s junior table tennis team will play against India in the semifinals.

The 24th edition of Asian Junior and Cadet Table Tennis Championships started on August 13, and will finish on August 18, 2018.


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