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09/15/16

Rio 2016 Paralympics: Iran's Sareh Javanmardi wins 2nd shooting gold medal

Source: Press TV

Iranian female sports shooter Sareh Javanmardi has received a second gold medal at the 2016 Summer Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.


Sareh Javanmardi

On Wednesday, the 31-year-old sportswoman participated in P4 mixed 50-meter pistol SH1 competitions at the Olympic Shooting Center in the western Rio neighborhood of Deodoro. She racked up 189.5 points to claim the top position and finish as champion.

Chinese sports shooter Yang Chao, 37, accumulated 186.5 points to clinch the silver medal.

Oleksii Denysiuk, a contestant from Ukraine, scooped the bronze with 160.8 points.

In the men's javelin throw - F12/13 division, Iranian pitcher Sajad Nikparast (shown in the picture above) earned the silver medal with his best effort of 62.74 meters.

Aleksandr Svechnikov, a representative from Uzbekistan, won the gold medal with a winning throw of 65.69 meters, and Serbia's Nemanja Dimitrijevic claimed the bronze with 60.86 meters.

Moreover, Asadollah Azimi (shown in the picture below) vied in the men's shot put F53 competitions, and picked a bronze medal for Iran with a winning throw of 8.14 meters.

The gold and silver medals went to Greek and American shot putters Che Jon Fernandes and Scot Severn, with winning throws of 8.44 and 8.41 meters in their final attempts.

Iran's Ali Sadeghzadeh Salmani also elevated 226 kilograms to settle for the bronze medal in the men's minus 107-kilogram weight class.

Pavlos Mamalos from Greece raised 238 kilograms overhead to be awarded the gold medal. Egyptian contestant Mohamed Ahmed claimed the silver with a lift of 233 kilograms.

Additionally, Iran's national 7-a-side football team pummeled Brazil 5-0 to glide to the title clash of the Rio 2016 Paralympics Games.

The Islamic Republic of Iran National Paralympics Committee has dispatched a 111-strong delegation, dubbed the Mina Caravan, to the 12-day sporting event. Iranian sportsmen and women are in action in 12 different fields.

Iranian athletes have so far clinched 16 medals - six gold, six silver and four bronzes - and the Islamic Republic is in the 14th slot of the medal count table.

China is on the top of the medal count table with 172 medals (75 gold, 58 silvers and 39 bronzes).

Britain has claimed the second spot with 95 medals (43 gold, 24 silvers, 28 bronzes), and Ukraine is on the third with a total of 81 medals (31 gold, 23 silvers and 27 bronzes).

The United States, Brazil, Australia, Germany, the Netherlands, New Zealand and Nigeria have earned the 4th to 10th places respectively.

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