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Paralympic Games: Iran's Jokar bags silver in javelin throw

Source: Press TV

Abdolreza Jokar has earned the silver in the men's javelin throw to become the fifth Iranian medalist at the 2008 Beijing Paralympic Games.

Jokar came second in the F53/54 class with 1108 points on Friday.

Finland Javelin thrower won the gold with 1112 points and Mexican athlete took the bronze when he finished with 1037 points.

On Tuesday, another Iranian Javad Hardani claimed the bronze medal in the F38 class javelin of the event.

The Iranian Paralympic delegation has so far snatched one gold, three silver and one bronze medal at the 2008 Beijing Paralympic Games.

Over 4 000 athletes from 150 countries are participating in the 13th Paralympic Games from September 6th to the 17th in Beijing.

Canada wheelchair basketball beats Iran

The Iranian national wheelchair basketball team has been defeated by Canada in the 2008 Paralympic Games currently held in Beijing.

Canada won a 93-82 victory over the Iranian side on Thursday.

Iran earlier defeated South Africa, Japan and Sweden in its first three encounters to reach the quarterfinals but lost to Germany in its fourth game.

The Iranian squad will face the winner of the US and Australia on Saturday.

A total of 12 basketball teams have taken part in the 2008 Beijing Paralympic

Ukraine beats Iran at Paralympics

Ukraine has been victorious over Iran in the 7-a-side football tournament at the 2008 Paralympic Games currently held in Beijing.

Ukraine came victorious over the Iranian squad 4-0 in the Olympic Green Hockey Field on Friday.

Ukrainian players managed to score in the 15th, 30th, 33rd and 51st minutes.

The Iranian outfit, which already advanced to the semifinals, must now meet powerful Russia in their next match on Sunday.

The winner of this match will play against the winner of Brazil and Ukraine in the final.

Iran easily defeated Ireland 4-2 in their opening pool game on Monday and thrashed the United Kingdom 3-0 in their second successive win of the games on Wednesday.

Iran is in Group B competing with Britain, Ireland and Ukraine while Group A consists of Russia, Brazil, the Netherlands and host China.

The 7-a-side football competition of the 2008 Summer Paralympics will run September 8-16.

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