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Iranian sportswomen ace their competitions in Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games, clinch two gold medals

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Iranian pitcher Hashemiyeh Motaghian Moavi competes in the women’s javelin throw F56 discipline of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games in Japan on August 31, 2021. (Photo by Fars news agency)

Female Iranian Paralympic athletes have demonstrated admirable athletic skills at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games in Japan, winning two gold medals at the multinational sports event.

In the women’s javelin throw F56 discipline, 35-year-old Iranian pitcher Hashemiyeh Motaghian Moavi won the gold medal with her best attempt of 24.50 meters at the Tokyo Olympic Stadium on Tuesday morning.

Brazilian contestant Raíssa Rocha Machado claimed the silver medal with a throw of 24.39 meters, and Diana Dadzite from Latvia earned the bronze with 24.22 meters.

Moreover, Iranian Paralympic shooter Sareh Javanmardi participated in the women’s P2 10-meter air pistol SH1 competitions at the Asaka Shooting Range.

Iranian Paralympic shooter Sareh Javanmardi poses for a photograph after clinching the gold medal at the end of women’s P2 10-meter air pistol SH1 competitions in Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games, Japan, on August 31, 2021. (Photo by Fars news agency)

She racked up 239.2 points to claim the top position and finish as champion.

Turkish sports shooter Aysegul Pehlivanlar picked up 234.5 points to finish runner-up and take home the silver.

Hungary’s Krisztina David ended her campaign with the total points of 210.5 and a third place.

Later on Tuesday, Iran’s 42-year-old athlete Ramezan Biabani competed in the final match of the men's individual compound – open section at the Yumenoshima Final Field, and scored 143 points to earn silver.

Iranian Paralympic athlete Ramezan Biabani competes in the final match of the men's individual compound – open section at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games, Japan, on August 31, 2021. (Photo by Fars news agency)

He Zihao from China received the gold medal with a score of 147 points. 

China’s Ai Xinliang defeated his Slovak opponent Marcel Pavlik 144-142 in the third-place contest, and took the bronze.

The Islamic Republic of Iran has collected a total of 14 medals – seven golds, six silvers and one bronze – at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games, and currently stands in the 12th place of the tournament.

China leads the standings with 124 medals, including 57 golds. Great Britain is in the second slot with 70 medals, among them 27 golds, while Russian athletes rank third, having won 22 golds and 67 medals in total.

The 2020 Summer Paralympics, branded as Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games, opened on August 24, and will wrap up on September 5.

Iranians athletes are reportedly vying for medals in judo, rowing, taekwondo, wheelchair basketball, cycling, sitting volleyball, athletics, archery, shooting and weightlifting.


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