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Iran ranks 22nd in Beijing Paralympic Games

Beijing, Sept 17, IRNA - Iran came 22nd in the 2008 Beijing Paralympic Games, improving its position from 23rd in the 2004 games.

Iran became the champions in the sitting volleyball match this year retaining its crown from the 2004 event.

In the seven-member football, it rose to third position from its earlier rank of fifth while it ascended to eighth from the ninth in wheelchair basketball.

Bosnia and Russia ranked second and third respectively in sitting volleyball event following Iran.

In the seven-member football, Iran ranked third following Ukraine and Russia. Ukraine defeated Russia 2-1.

In goalball games, in which Iran participated for the first time, it took the ninth position.

In weightlifting, Iran ranked second after China.

Iran won a total of five gold, six silver and three bronze medals in 2008 Beijing Paralympic Games.

... Payvand News - 09/17/08 ... --

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