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Iranians claim four more golds at Asian Games

GUANGZHOU, Nov. 24 (Mehr News Agency) -- Iranian athletes won four gold medals of the 2010 Asian Games on Wednesday.

Ehsan Haddadi won Iran's fourth gold medal on Wednesday

Zabiollah Poursheib claimed the gold medal in Men's +84kg of Karate after beating Umar Syarief of Indonesia 7-3 at the final game.

Sadegh Goudarzi bagged the gold medal in Men's Freestyle 74kg of Wrestling, beating Kazuyuki Nagashima from Japan 3-0.

Jamal Mirzaei also won the gold medal in 84kg, defeating South Korea Lee Jaesung 3-0 in the final game.

Mehdi Taghavi Kermani claimed the silver medal of the Men's Freestyle 66kg after being beaten by Tatsuhiro Yonemitsu of Japan 3-1 in the final.

Ehsan Haddadi won Iran's fourth gold medal on Wednesday. He claimed the gold medal of the Men's Discus Throw with 67.99 meters. Mohammad Ahmed Dheeb from Qatar claimed the silver with a throw of 64.56m and Iranian Mohammad Samimi won the bronze, throwing 63.46m.

Ehsan Haddadi (R) celebrates after winning the gold medal at the 2010 Asian Games

Iran has won 16 gold medals so far. Khadijeh Azadpour has claimed the gold medal of the women's 60kg Sanshou Wushu. Mohsen Mohammad-Seifi gained the gold medal of the men's -60kg Sanshou Wushu competition, and Hamidreza Gholipour won the gold in the men's 75kg Sanshou Wushu.

Iranian taekwondo athletes Yousef Karami, Alireza Nasr-Azadani and Mohammad Bagheri-Motamed seized three gold medals at the games.

Mohsen Shadi Naghadeh seized the gold medal in Lightweight Men's Single Sculls in rowing and Behdad Salimi won the gold in Men's +105kg Weightlifting competition.

Greco-Roman wrestler Omid Norouzi claimed the gold medal in the 60kg category. Saeid Abdvali gained the gold medal in the 66kg category. 84kg Nematpour and Ghorbani in the 96kg category seized the golds as well.

Some 9,700 athletes from 45 countries are competing in 42 various sports at the Guangzhou Asian Games in southern China which runs until November 27.

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