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Iran takes first gold in World Transplant Games

Iran bagged its first gold in the 14th World Transplant Games ( in Nancy, northeastern France, as swimmer Amir-Hossein Talebi stood top Wednesday, IRNA reported from Paris.

Talebi won the glittering gold in 25m freestyle swimming event of 9-11 age group.

Head of Iranian team, Seyed Baqer Fatemi, told IRNA Talebi snatched the Asian gold in 2002 competitions.

He added Hamed Sadafi winning 172 points grabbed the silver medal of bowling event for 15-17 age group.

Iran is competing in nine fields out of 12, said Fatemi adding the transplant athletes represent the country in swimming, shooting, track-and-field, badminton, bowling, and table tennis.

Fifty-six special athletes are competing in 12 fields.

The world event started in Nancy Monday.

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