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Iran bags five more medals in Paralympic Games

Athens, Sept 22, IRNA -- Iran added five medals to its asset during the 12th Paralympic Games in Athens on September 21 and 22.

Javelin thrower Ali Naderi won the gold in F55-56 class with a 35.3m throw, improving the Paralympics record by 2.64m. The Iranian was rushed to emergency ward due to a minor injury.

Javad Hardani snatched a silver in men's F38 class discus with a 43.27m throw Wednesday.

Iran took one bronze in the shot put as Asghar Zarei-Nejad finished third in men's F40 category.

The shot putter recorded a 9.52m.

In 52 kg weightlifting competitions, Gholam-Reza Chaltouk-Kar also won the bronze medal by raising 165 kg.

Mohsen Amou-Aqaei stood on the lowest podium with a 9.69m throw in men's F33-34 class shot put.

... Payvand News - 9/22/04 ... --

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