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Japan upsets Iran volleyball team at Asian Games

GUANGZHOU, Nov. 26 (Mehr News Agency) -- Iran's volleyball team lost to Japan in the final game of the 16th Asian Games.

Japan defeated Iran by a score of 3-1 (25-19, 25-13, 23-25, 25-18) at the Guangzhou Gymnasium and denied Iran a chance to win the gold medal.

South Korea defeated Thailand 3-0 (25-19, 25-17, 28-26) at the bronze medal match.

"We suffered a lack of concentration against Japan in the final game. We had so many mistakes as well," Iran volleyball coach Hossein Madani said.

"We changed our players in the third set and could defeat them but it didn't work in the last set. This defeat will be a good experience for us," he added.

Iran's handball team comes 2nd at Asian Games

Iran's handball team finished in second place at the 16th Asian Games.

Iran lost to South Korea 28-32 at the Huashi Gymnasium. Japan defeated 27 Saudi Arabia 27-20 n bronze medal match.

It was Iran's best result at the Asian Games. The Persians had come third in the previous edition in Doha, Qatar.

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