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11/13/10

Asian Games: Iran wins three medals on 1st day

GUANGZHOU, Nov. 13 (Mehr News Agency) -- Iranian athletes claimed three medals in the first day of the 2010 Asian Games.

Wushu athlete Ehsan Peyghambari snatched the bronze in the Men's Changquan form.

China's Yuan Xiaochao clinched the first gold of the Games and Japan's Daisuke Ichikizaki won the silver medal.

Around 150 players compete for 15 gold medals in Wushu, a full contact sport derived from Chinese martial arts. The sport comprises Taolu (set routines), and Sanshou boxing (free sparring).

Iran's women 10m Air Rifle team snatched silver in the 2010 Asian Games behind China. Uzbekistan won the bronze.

Mohammad Rodaki and Japan's Daiki Kamikawa took bronze in the Asian Games Men's Over 100kg Judo competitions.

South Korean Kim Soo-whan won the gold after beating Abdullo Tangriev of Uzbekistan by ippon in the final Saturday.

The Asian Games 2010 host China is leading the Medal tally list with 19 gold medals, 7 silvers and 2 bronzes so far.

In the mean time, Japan is second in the list with 4 gold medals, 10 silvers and 9 bronzes. The Korean team is in 3rd place with four gold medals, 3 silvers and 8 bronzes.

Iran is sixth with one silver medal and two bronzes.

The 16th Asian Games opened in Guangzhou on Friday in a blaze of pyrotechnics as China staged the biggest sporting gala since the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

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