Iranian participants smashed two records on the field on the third day of competition at the IPC Athletics Asia-Oceania Championships in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, on Wednesday.
Iran, who currently sit top of the medal standings alongside India, added to its impressive tally with a further two golds out in the field – and two new Asian records.
Nour Mohammad Arekhi (F11) smashed the regional best as he took gold in the men’s discus throw F11-13.
The 32-year-old added 3.53m on to the previous mark which had stood since 2002 with a fifth round throw of 35.16m (835 points).
Asian Para Games champion Mahnaz Amini Nogourani (F57) improved on her own Asian record in the women’s shot put (F56/57) throwing 8.10m (651 points) in the fourth round, to add a further 13 centimetres on to the mark she set in Tehran, Iran, last year.
More than 220 athletes from 24 countries are participating in the first ever IPC Athletics Asia-Oceania Championships which takes place until 12 March at the Police Officer’s Club Stadium in Dubai, the UAE.