News ID: 192913
Published: 0724 GMT May 16, 2017

Iranians claim medals in Baku

Iranians claim medals in Baku

Iranians bagged 11 more medals at Islamic Solidarity Games in Baku, Azerbaijan to take their overall tally to 30.

On the fourth day of the event, Iranian shooter Golnoush Sebqatollahi finished first in women’s 10m air pistol with 239.3 pts to claim another gold for the country. Shooters from Egypt and Azerbaijan took the silver and bronze, respectively.

Also in shooting competitions, Iranians took the center stage in men's three positions 50m rifle as Pourya Norouzian grabbed the gold with 454.6 pts and Hossein Baqeri won the silver scoring 451.1 pts. Omani shooter finished third.

Prior to these, all available medals in women’s three positions 50m rifle contest went Iranian shooters. Najmeh Khedmati took the gold with Elaheh Ahmadi and Mahlagh Jambozorg wining silver and bronze medals respectively.

Iranian gymnast Saeed-Reza Keikha grabbed a prestigious silver medal in men’s pommel horse final contest with a total 14.2 pts. Host’s representative took the gold and Qatari gymnast finished third.

Weightlifting competitions went under way and Iranian 69kg representative Majid Asghari snatched the first medal for Iran as he took the silver with a total lift of 316 kilograms. Turkish lifter won the gold with a total 323 kilos and Uzbekistani athlete finished in third position with 314 kilos.

In athletics competitions, Iranian 2012 Olympics medalist Ehsan Haddadi won a silver medal in discus throw final with the best throw of 60.54 m. Iraqi thrower won the gold and the athlete from S. Arabia finished third.

A couple of more medals went to Iranians in athletics contests when two para athletes Javid Ehsani Shakib and Javad Dallakeh won a silver and a bronze in F57 class of men’s shot put final, respectively.

Iran’s youth volleyball team won easily in the third encounter of the event overcoming Morocco in straight sets (25-15, 25-23, 25-11) to cruise into the second round of the competition. Iranian youth had beaten Qatar and S. Arabia earlier in the games.

A total of 30 medals including seven golds leaves Iran third in the overall table next to Turkey and Azerbaijan by the end of fourth day of  the games.







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