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Paralympics: Iranian athletes win gold in Weightlifting, Javelin and silver in Football

Iranian weightlifter Kazem Rajabi wins gold

Beijing, Sept 16, IRNA - Iranian heavy weightlifter, Kazem Rajabi, two-time Paralympic gold medalist, snatched the gold medal in +100kg category in the 13 edition the 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing on Tuesday.

Rajabi lifted 257.5 kg to win the gold medal.

The athletes from the countries of Australia and China stood second and third respectively.

Iranian heavy weightlifter was nominated for the 2007 Laureus World Sports Awards along with world's top six athletes, including Roger Federer and Michael Schumacher.

Rajabi won the gold medal in the 2004 Athens Paralympic Games as well as three other gold medals in world championships

Iranian Javelin athlete Mohammadreza Mirzaei wins gold

Iranian athlete Mohammadreza Mirzaei snatched the gold medal in the Men's Javelin Throw in the 13 edition the 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing, China, on Tuesday.

In the final round, Mirzaei threw an F57 world record (40.84m), for 1052 points.

Mahmoud Ramadan Elattar of Egypt threw 48.80m on his final throw, for 1035 points, to secure the silver medal.

Rostislav Pohlmann of the Czech Republic threw a 39.85m, on his fifth effort, for 1027 points and got the bronze medal.

Silver medal for Iranian soccer players

Iran's soccer players in 7-a-side football snatched a silver medal in the 13th edition of the 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing, China on Tuesday.

Iranian soccer team beat Brazil 4-0 in the competition.

Abdolreza Karimzadeh scored 3 goals while Moslem Akbari netted the other goal.

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