News ID: 192838
Published: 0810 GMT May 15, 2017

Iranians clinch 8 more medals

Iranians clinch 8 more medals

Iranian athletes make a day of glory in 4th Islamic Solidarity Games in Baku, Azerbaijan as they grab another eight medals to take their overall tally to 19.

Iranian judoka Saied Molayi clinched the gold medal overcoming his Turkish opponent in the final of -81kg category.

Iranian karateka, Sajad Ganjzadeh snatched a gold medal in the third day of the games on Sunday evening.

Ganjzadeh, participating in +84 kg category, emerged victorious with a result of 5-4 in his first contest against S. Arabia’s representative.

He also defeated his Indonesian rival 4-2 and then took down the Azeri opponent 5-4 in his march to the final.

Ganjzadeh then defeated his Turkish opponent, Enes Erkan 5-3 in the final and bagged the gold medal.

Iranian female karateka Mohadese Aqaei, +68 kg won a bronze medal after defeating Indonesian rival 3-0 in the third place battle.

Abolfazl Shahrjerdi clinched a joint bronze medal with Egyptian athlete in men’s kata. Host’s athlete won the gold and the silver went to Turkish representative.

Another Iranian athlete in karate games finishing with a medal was Mahsa Afsaneh who won a bronze jointly with Indonesian karateka in women’s kata.

In gymnastics games, Hadi Khanarinejad brought Iran a prestigious bronze medal in rings contest. Azerbaijani and Turkish gymnasts won gold and silver, respectively.

Iranian shooters continued their impressive campaign with another medal for Mohammad Ahmadi.

Mohammadi won a bronze in men’s 50m pistol contest. Mohammadi scored 200.9 pts in the final to finish third. The other Iranian shooter in the final, Vahid Golkhandan finished sixth with 141.7 pts. Turkish and Omani shooters finished first and second respectively.

Iraniam 4x100 freestyle team comprised Mehdi Ansari, Benyamin Gharehasanloo, Jamal Chavoshifar and Sina Gholampour won a bronze in the related competition.

The 4th Islamic Solidarity Games started in Baku, Azerbaijan, on May 12 under the motto “Solidarity is Our Strength.” The tournament will wrap up on May 22, 2017.

Athletes from 54 Muslim countries around the world are representing their nations over 10 days of competition across 20 different sports.





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