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Iran women team wins gold in Bahrain Badminton tourney

Source: Mehr News Agency, Tehran

Iran women's doubles claimed the gold medal of the Bahrain Air Badminton International Series 2009 on Sunday.

Sahar Zamanian-Nejatzadeh and Negin Amiripour defeated the team from Bahrain 2-1 in the final game played at the Khalifa Stadium, Isa Town.

Iran's Ali Shahhosseini and Mohammad-Reza Kheradmandi lost to Bahrain's Jaffer Ebrahim and Heri Setiawan 21-11, 15-21, 21-14 in the men's double team and won the bronze medal.

Negin Amiripour came third after being defeated by Putri Variella of Bahrain 21-14, 21-18 in the women's single.

A total prize purse of $5,000 is up for grabs in this year''s competition, which is the third international badminton event to be hosted by the Indian club located in Bahrain.

The tournament is being backed by title sponsor Bahrain Air in cooperation with the Bahrain Badminton and Squash Federation, and is sanctioned by the Badminton World Federation and the Badminton Asia Confederation from December 2 to 6.

Badminton players from Bahrain (host), Iran, Jordan, India, Sri Lanka, Syria, Morocco, Egypt, the Philippines, Indonesia, Saudi Arabia and the UAE took part in the event.

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