1129 GMT November 20, 2017
On Thursday, Iranian male and female taekwondo practitioners staged remarkable performances at the Baku Sports Hall in the Azerbaijani capital city of Baku, and brought home four medals, including a gold, presstv.com reported.
Mahdi Yousefi snatched the gold medal in the men’s -63kg weight division after he managed to down his Kazakh opponent 27-7 in the final encounter of the category.
Iranian taekwondo fighter Ahmad Mohammadi also collected the silver medal in the men’s -87kg after he failed to overcome Ramin Azizov from Azerbaijan in the title contest and lost 14-16.
Iranian athlete Seyyed Ahmad Khosrowfar did not overwhelm Uzbekistani representative in the last contest of the men’s -74kg division, and collected the silver medal.
Additionally, Melika Mirhosseini Vakili fetched a silver medal for Iran in the women’s -73kg. She lost 4-11 to Turkey’s Sude Bulut in the last fight.
In the women's javelin throw division, Iranian pitcher Sahar Ziaei earned the silver medal with his best effort of 49.15 meters.
Turkish pitchers claimed the gold and bronze.
Iranian pitcher Sajad Nikparast earned the silver medal with 59.24 meters in the men’s javelin throw F13 division.
Uzbekistani Aleksandr Svechnikov, won the gold medal with a throw of 70.00 meters, and Iran’s Seyyed Erfan Hosseini Liravi struck the bronze with 55.79 meters.
Moreover, Arash Khosravi vied in the men's 100m T11 competitions, and picked a bronze medal for Iran, having clocked 11.66 seconds.
Azerbaijani athlete set the time of 11.60 seconds to snatch the gold, and the other Azerbaijani received the silver medal with 11.64 seconds.
Furthermore, Mojtaba Valipour was awarded the gold medal in the men's 3m spring board contests. Indonesian contestant and Azerbaijani got the silver and bronze medals respectively.
Iranian Greco-Roman wrestlers Mehdi Zeidvand, Mahdi Fallah Hamidabadi and Shahab Ghourehjili also fetched three bronze medals in men's 66kg, 85kg and 130kg weight classes.
The 4th Islamic Solidarity Games started in Baku, Azerbaijan, on May 12 under the motto “Solidarity is Our Strength.” The games 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.
Turkey is on the top of the medal count table with 155 medals (60 gold, 52 silvers and 43 bronzes).
Azerbaijan has claimed the second spot with 116 medals (59 gold, 33 silvers, 24 bronzes), while the Islamic Republic of Iran is on the third with a total of 67 medals (16 gold, 22 silvers and 29 bronzes).
Uzbekistan, Algeria, Indonesia, Egypt, Bahrain, Morocco and Jordan have earned the 4th to 10th places respectively.