Iran's Judoka Saeed Rahmati Bags Silver in China
TEHRAN (Fars News Agency)- Iranian judoka Saeed Rahmati is handed a silver medal in men's -60kg after failing to overcome his Algerian competitor Mouloud Noura in the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games.
Rahmati won over Uruguayan
competitor in his first encounter on Sunday morning and then went on to defeat
Cuba's Sergio Perez in the preliminary judo match at the Paralympics.
The 26-year-old Noura sailed into the final with two straight ippon victories. The victory in the final came less than 40 seconds into action and the Algerian threw his Iranian rival for ippon.
"There's a loser and a winner in any competition and the only thing I've thought is to win the gold medal. I've made every preparation to win the games," said Noura.
Earlier, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad participated in the opening ceremony of Paralympic Games at the "Bird's Nest" on Saturday night.
Ahmadinejad met with the Iranian Paralympians on Saturday morning in the Paralympic village and encouraged them to perform their full potential in the prestigious competitions.
Iran wins bronze in javelin throw
Press TV - Javad Hardani has won the bronze in the men's javelin throw to become the third Iranian medalist at the 2008 Beijing Paralympic Games.
Hardani won the bronze in the F37/38 class with a throw of 47.65 meters. China's Xia Dong and Zhang Xuelong won the gold and silver respectively.
Iranian shot putter, Fatemeh Montazeri, failed to win a medal in the women's F57/58 class.
Ali Mohammad-Yari and Saeid Rahmati won two silver medals for Iran in the men's discus throw and judo respectively.
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