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Iran bags 11 medals at Asian Games

Source: Press TV

Iranian athletes have won three more medals to take their tally to 11 at the 16th edition of the Asian Games in Guangzhou, China.

Iranian shooter Elaheh Ahmadi
(file photo)

Mehdi Sohrabi snatched the bronze medal in the men's "point race" in cycling track on Wednesday with 60 points, Mehr news agency reported.

Vladimir Tuychiev from Uzbekistan took the silver and was followed by the cyclist from Hong Kong Kam Po Wong in the second place.

Also on Wednesday, Elaheh Ahmadi claimed Iran's silver medal of the women's 50-meter rifle three positions.

She took the individual title by shooting 582 points, nudging past Chinese shooter Liuxi Wu by four points. China's Wang Chengyi bagged the gold medal with 584 points, ISNA reported.

In the women's team event, Iranian shooters at the ongoing Asian Games added a bronze in the women's 50-meter rifle three positions on Wednesday. China's squad won the gold medal and South Koreans snatched the silver.

China now leads in the Medal tally with 166, followed by South Korea which has 81.

The 16th Asian Games opened in Guangzhou, China, on November 12. A total of 476 events in 42 sports will be contested by athletes from 45 countries until November 27.

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