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Iran's discus thrower Hardani wins Paralymic gold medal


Source: Tehran Times

LONDON - Iran's Javad Hardani claimed the gold medal in the Men's Discus Throw F37/38 at the London 2012 Paralympic Games at Olympic Park Stadium on Feiday.

Javad Hardani

The Iranian won the gold medal with a throw of 52.91m. Xia Dong of China finished at second place, throwing 55.81m and bronze medal went to Tomasz Blatkiewicz of poland with 54.02m.

"I am so happy since I could wave my country's flag in front of 80,000 spectators around the stadium," Hardani said.

Iranian javelin thrower wins silver at Paralympics

Iranian athlete Kamran Shokri won the silver medal in the men's javelin F42 competition at the London Paralympics on Friday. Shokri made a throw of 52.06m to claim the silver. His throw was just 0.73 meters short of a gold medal.

Kamran Shokri

The gold medal went to China's Yanlong Fu (52.79m), while Norway's Runar Steinstad (48.90m) settled for bronze.

"The Chinese thrower was very lucky to claim the gold because his main record was 46.98m," Shokri's coach said.

The 2012 London Summer Paralympics opened in on August 29 and runs until September 9. The Paralympic Games is the world's second largest major international multi-sport event, involving athletes with a range of physical challenges.

Iran has sent 79 athletes, competing in 13 events, to the London Paralympics.

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